Call for Applications: Ignaz L. Lieben Award 2008

bridges vol. 16, December 2007 / Noteworthy Information

In 1862 Ignaz L. Lieben instituted the award bearing his name [see also bridges article on the Lieben Prize]. He intended it to be awarded in perpetuity by the Imperial Academy of Science, the predecessor of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (AAS). It was, however, terminated by the National Socialists in 1938. The Ignaz L. Lieben Award has now been re-established by Drs. Isabel and Alfred Bader.

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Requirements and Qualifications

Eligible candidates for the Ignaz L. Lieben Award ($18,000.) are scientists working on a permanent base in Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, or Slovenia. The Ignaz L. Lieben Award is granted to young scientists, not older than 40 (for applicants who interrupted their scientific work for child care, this limit is raised by four years), who have demonstrated the ability to contribute significantly to the fields of molecular biology, chemistry, or physics. Applicants must have completed their doctorate and have made outstanding achievements in scientific research. AAS and the Academies of Sciences of the countries listed above may propose candidates, and scientists themselves may apply, but no full member of any academy is eligible.

Applications are to be submitted to the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Applicants are free to apply for awards from other institutions. They are, however, obliged to inform the Office for Grants and Awards of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

DEADLINE: The required documents should be submitted to the Austrian Academy of Sciences by March 15 of each year.

Documents Required for Application (via e-Mail and print):

    * Online application form
    * Letter of nomination (optional)
    * CV in table form
    * List of publications
    * A selection of the most important publications (not more than five) as pdf or MS-Word files
    * A short description of the nature and extent of the applicant's contribution to these publications.

For further information, please visit a Web site on the history of the Lieben Award, or visit the Web site of the Ignaz-Lieben-Projekt.