Walther E. Petrascheck Award


The Walther E. Petrascheck Award recognises scientists under 35 years of age who can demonstrate outstanding scientific works in the field of mineral resource research (such as mineralogy, geology, economic geology, geophysics, and the extraction, treatment and refinement of mineral resources).

These works might be outstanding dissertations or a series of thematically linked papers that were published or accepted for publication prior to submission.

The outstanding works should have been produced in Austria or be relevant to Austria.

Selection Process


Prize winners are decided by an awards committee whose members are nominated by the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences of the OeAW on the basis of international peer review.

Application Procedure


  • Tabular CV including list of publications
  • Abstracts of the publications submitted
  • Selection of a maximum of 5 publications submitted for the prize
  • Brief statement on the type and extent of the applicant’s contribution to these selected publications

Applications may be submitted in English or German.

Application only by ONLINE FORM.

The link to the ONLINE FORM will be open before the next submission in 2020.