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Call for Applications - ASciNA Award 2010

bridges vol. 25, April 2010 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad

logo_2010_af_041610_new_small.jpgThe network of Austrian Scientists and Scholars in North America (ASciNA) is now accepting applications for its 2010 awards. The awards recognize excellent scientific publications and projects by Austrian scholars and researchers in North America that deal with important questions in the fields of natural science and the humanities.

The principal goal of the awards is to raise awareness of the achievements of young Austrian scientists at North American research institutions and to foster scientific and academic cooperation between Austria and North America.

{access view=guest}Access to the full article is free, but requires you to register. Registration is simple and quick – all we need is your name and a valid e-mail address. We appreciate your interest in bridges.{/access} {access view=!guest} Awards will be given in two categories: Students and postdocs are invited to submit in the "Young Scientists Award" category, and a "Junior Principal Investigator Award" will recognize scientists who are more advanced in their careers and leading their own research group (Junior Faculty). Scientists from all research fields are invited to submit applications. An independent jury of renowned international scientists, nominated by the Austrian Research Fund (FWF), will review the submissions and select the awardees.

The award is endowed by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF) and each awardee will receive €10,000. The award ceremony will be held in October 2010 at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC, in the presence of the Austrian minister for science and research Dr. Beatrix Karl.

Important application information:

In order to be considered for the award, the scientific work or publication must have been conducted or composed, respectively, by an Austrian scientist during his or her stay at an academic or research-oriented institution in North America. The submission must have been published within the last 12 months, or else a proof of pending publication must be provided during the submission process.

Master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and habilitations are excluded, and will not be considered by the jury. Also, projects and publications that have already received an award from another institution, and/or are currently under review for another award, will not be accepted.

For more detailed information on the award and how to submit applications online, please visit the ASciNA web site or send an email to award[at]ascina.at.


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