Ignaz L. Lieben Award

The Ignaz L. Lieben Award is given to scientists for outstanding achievements in the fields of molecular biology, chemistry or physics.

Applications are invited from scientists under 40 (the age limit is raised by a maximum of 4 years for periods of childcare) who have completed their doctorate, can demonstrate outstanding work in their field and have worked as scientists without interruption during the last 3 years (calculated by submission date) in one of the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Slovakia; Slovenia; the Czech Republic; Hungary; or Austria.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences and the academies of the above countries may nominate suitable candidates; full Members of an academy of sciences may neither apply nor be nominated.

Re-application for the award is permitted after two years have passed.

Selection process

The prize winner is decided by the General Assembly of the OeAW at the recommendation of an awards committee on the basis of international peer review.

Application documents

  • Letter of recommendation (optional)
  • Tabular CV
  • List of publications
  • Brief statement of the nature and extent of the candidate's contribution to these selected publications
  • Selection of a maximum of five of the candidate's most important publications as PDF or Word files

ONLINE FORM: Will be open for applications in 2022.

The completed documents are to be uploaded via the online form and sent by post.

Fill in the online form and upload the documents as a total of 6 PDF files.

It is not necessary to supply signatures in the electronic versions. Protected files will not be accepted.

The individual files may not exceed 10 MB. The files are to be given the following names:

Application_Surname.pdf  (i.e. application documents)

Publication1_Surname.pdf  (i.e. publication 1 submitted) 

Publication2_Surname.pdf (i.e. publication 2 submitted)

Publication3_Surname.pdf (i.e. publication 3 submitted)

Publication4_Surname.pdf (i.e. publication 4 submitted)

Publication5_Surname.pdf (i.e. publication 5 submitted)

Please send the application documents and the completed and signed online form by post to the following address:

Fellowships and Awards
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3
1030 Wien


Research Areas
Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Value of Prize
36.000,-- USD

Next call in 2022.