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Prizes
for
young scientists

WZP

The Wissenschaft Zukunft Preis (WZP) of the Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung Niederösterreich has been awarded on an annually changing topic since 2014.

In 2022, the Wissenschaft Zukunft Preis (WZP) will be realigned in terms of content. The WZP New has no thematic restriction, includes all scientific disciplines and exclusively awards academic theses with a content-related connection to Lower Austria that have been assessed as "Very Good".

The aim of the WZP is to award top scientific achievements of young academics who are at the beginning of their scientific career. Bachelor's and Master's graduates as well as graduates of doctoral studies are awarded prizes.

The prizes are awarded at the annual Lower Austrian Science Gala, which takes place in the fall.

Contact
Portrait Bettina Pilsel
Mag. Bettina Pilsel
Symposium Dürnstein, Awards

WZP 2021

The Wissenschaft Zukunft Preis (WZP) for academic theses is awarded in three categories and carries the following prize money:

  • Bachelor thesis € 500,-
  • Master/Diploma thesis € 1.000,-
  • Dissertation/PhD € 2.000,-

Deadline:

The submission deadlines is April 11 to May 31, 2022

Up to four final theses will be awarded

You can make your submission at prise.einreichsystem.at. Please note that this is only possible online and that we only accept complete, timely and formally correct submissions.

General Requirements:

  • The submitted final thesis must be related to Lower Austria in terms of content.
  • The final theses has been approved in 2019 at the earliest and has been assessed as "Very good".
  • The corresponding study program - a UAS degree program or regular university study program at an Austrian or European university - has been successfully completed.
  • Work with a blocking notice will not be accepted.
  • Submission is possible in German or English.

AGE of the submitting person:

  • for bachelor theses from the year of birth 1995 (and younger)
  • for Master and Diploma theses: from the year of birth 1994 (and younger)
  • for dissertations and PhD: from the year of birth 1987 (and younger)

For further details on the eligibility requirements, the selection procedure and the review criteria, please refer to the funding guidelines (online as of October 2021).

Contact
Portrait Bettina Pilsel
Mag. Bettina Pilsel
Symposium Dürnstein, Awards

Funding guidelines WZP 2021


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Academic theses
(Master/Diploma Thesis and Dissertation/PhD)

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Pre-scientific theses
or diploma theses of high school graduates

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Call for Concept
Ideas competition for an innovative project concept ready for implementation

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Postcard pre-scientific thesis/diploma thesis

WZP 2020 Award Winners

The winners of the WZA 2020 were

Category pre-scientific thesis/diploma thesis:

Xaver Heigl, Helene Moser, Sebastian Siebenhandel and Victoria Teuschl
Jochen Danninger, Francesca Kastner and Lea Klatzl, Johanna Mikl-Leitner
Video: Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Award 2020 - VWA/Diplomarbeit: Effects of psychoactive substances on the organs of fish and Historische Aufarbeitung von Stalag XVII B.

Category Call for Concept:

Jochen Danninger, Christina Adorjan, Cornelia Rieder-Gradinger, Johanna...
Nicole Amberg, Angela Bitto-Nemling, Jochen Danninger, Lisa Cichocki, Melissa...
Video: Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Award 2020 - Call for Concept Awards: Wood be better! Material sciences to grab and go and STEM fatale - aiming at gender equality in leadership positions in STEM.

WZP 2019 Award Winners

The winners of the WZA 2019 were

Category pre-scientific work/diploma thesis:

Barbara Stöckl, Julia Siegel

Category Call for Concept:

Patrick Knogler, Michael Arndorfer, Anna-Maria Lienhart, Johanna Mikl-Leitner,...

Category academic theses / master theses:

Barbara Stöckl, Lena Campostrini
Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Victoria Sarne

Category academic theses/dissertations/PhD:

Thomas Glatzl
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