Bank Austria Research Award

The Bank Austria Foundation for Science and Research at the University of Vienna offers the “Bank Austria Research Award” for particularly interesting and promising research projects.

The award is offered in yearly rotation to different Doctoral Schools. In 2023, submissions from the following Doctoral Schools of the University of Vienna will be accepted:

  • Advanced Research School in Law and Jurisprudence
  • Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences
  • Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behaviour, and Neuroscience
  • Vienna Doctoral School for Theology and Research on Religion

The target group of this prize are young researchers of the University of Vienna. The Bank Austria Research Award is awarded for research work within the framework of doctoral studies that may have a particular impact. The theses must not be older than one year!

Further Information


  • Requirements

    The papers should not be older than one year.

  • Deadline for application and submission

    Deadline for submission:
    February 13th, 2023

    The application documents must be submitted electronically.

    Online submission

  • Amount of award

    The Bank Austria Foundation offers a main award in the amount of € 4.000,-- and two merit awards of € 1.000,-- each.

  • Selection procedure

    The decision will be taken by the Bank Austria Foundation for Science and Research. All decisions will be final.

  • List of application documents


    • Online form
    • Curriculum vitae including list of publications (as a pdf upload)
    • Abstract of the research (max. ½ page)
    • Description of the expected or possible impact of the research (max. 1 page)