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Prizes
for
young scientists

WZP

Since 2016, the Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Preis (WZP) of the Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung NÖ has been dedicated to the fundamental directions set out in the RTI Strategy of Lower Austria 2027 and the strategic goals and fields of action defined there.

The WZP is intended as an award for the promotion of young researchers, which promotes scientific theses with a connection to Lower Austria and projects dedicated to these topics along annually defined themes.

In line with this objective, students with outstanding pre-scientific theses or diploma theses, young scientists for innovative master's theses and dissertations or PhDs, but also innovative and ready-to-implement project concepts are awarded annually.

The award winners are determined as follows: Individuals or groups of persons apply for the awards in three award categories by means of their submission in the award submission system. After formal examination of the submissions, a jury of experts evaluates them on the basis of a fixed points system and then decides on the award winners from among the best-ranked in a jury meeting.

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Portrait Bettina Pilsel
Mag. Bettina Pilsel
Symposium Dürnstein, Awards

WZP 2021

Thematic focus of the Wissen schaf[f]t Zukunft Preis (WZP) 2021:
Climate Change & Climate Justice.

The WZP is awarded in the three award categories.
These are endowed with the following prize money.

  • Academic theses.
    For whom: Graduates with a master's/diploma thesis or a dissertation/PhD who have written an academic thesis on the topic of climate change & climate justice with relevance to Lower Austria. Funding guidelines
  • Pre-scientific theses or diploma theses.
    For whom: High school graduates of the AHS Upper School or BHS who go to school or have gone to school in Lower Austria. Funding guidelines
  • Call for Concept: an ideas competition.
    Who for: Individuals or groups of individuals with an innovative and ready-to-implement project concept on the topic of climate change and climate justice that will be implemented in Lower Austria. Funding guidelines

Deadlines:

We invite your submissions on the thematic focus of climate change & climate justice at www.einreichsystem.at/wzp/

The submission deadlines are:

Academic theses and Call for Concept: April 19 to May 31, 2021
Pre-scientific theses (VWP) or diploma theses: May 17 to June 21, 2021

Prizes will be awarded at the Science Gala of the Province of Lower Austria in the fall of 2021!

Prize money:

Prize money remuneration per project:

  • Master and diploma theses: € 1.000,00
  • Dissertations and PhD: € 2.000,00.
    Up to three academic theses (Master/Diploma thesis and Dissertation/PhD) will be awarded.
  • Pre-scientific theses or diploma theses of high school graduates: per author of an awarded thesis € 200,00.
    Up to two VWA or diploma theses will be awarded.
  • Call for Concept: up to € 3.000,00.
    One project idea will be awarded.
Contact
Portrait Bettina Pilsel
Mag. Bettina Pilsel
Symposium Dürnstein, Awards

Funding guidelines WZP 2021


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

Thumbnail Pre-scientific theses or diploma theses of high school graduates
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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