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Call for Applications - €100.000 Hannes Androsch Prize

bridges vol. 14, July 2007 / Noteworthy Information


In 2004, the industrialist and former minister of finance Dr. Hannes Androsch founded the Hannes Androsch Foundation at the Austrian Academy of Science (OEAW), a foundation that has placed particular emphasis on research projects on "labor and the strengthening of social balance and peace." The Hannes Androsch Foundation is the most important privately funded non-profit foundation established in Austria since 1945 with the exclusive purpose of supporting research in the social sciences. By 2010, the assets of the foundation are expected to increase to €10 million. In addition, the Hannes Androsch Prize is awarded for research in, or other contributions to, the social sciences.

This year, the prize competition focuses on the question:

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"How to sustain and to improve national labor conditions and social security systems in time of economic globalization."

The Prize winner receives an award of €100,000.

Applicants are currently being invited to submit their papers answering the question above. The Award competition is open to all students, with no specific academic specializations required. The scientific committee of the Hannes Androsch Foundation, comprised exclusively of members of the Austrian Science Foundation, and an international jury, will select the prize recipient. The closing date for entries will be December 1, 2007. The recipient will be requested to present his paper as part of the prize ceremony and to submit a manuscript to the Austrian Academy of Science and the Hannes Androsch Foundation for publication. Papers written in German and English are welcome.

For further information on the ongoing call for papers, please go to:

Hannes Androsch Foundation
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ilse Gatterbauer
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Vienna, Austria
E-Mail: hannesandroschprize(at)oeaw.ac.at

Homepage: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/hannesandroschprize


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