Call for "Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020" applications announced

Call for "Danubius Young Scientist Award 2020" applications announced

The Danubius Award was created in 2011 by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (BMBFW) and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) with the intention to honour the persons with extraordinary achievements in their scientific activity and output in relation to the Danube Region.

In 2020, the award will be granted to 14 young scientists – one from each country that is part of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania).

Scientists of Uzhhorod National University have been granted the award twice. Last year, the Danubius Prize winner was Tereziya Popovych, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law, the Faculty of Law, with her research project “Transhumanism and the Value Environment of Law: Trends of Influence.

In 2016, Oksana Kychak, a senior lecturer of the Department of History of the Ancient World and the Middle Ages, the Faculty of History, Uzhhorod National University, was granted the award for her research project “Family and Family Life of Transcarpathian Labour Migrants at the Beginning of the XXI century”.

Danubius Award Criteria:

1. Scientific excellence and innovative approach of the academic work

2. Thematic relevance of the scientific work to the issues/problems of the Danube Region

3. Relevance of the scientific work beyond the national borders

4. Potential of the candidate (for example: integration in international networks, participation in scientific projects, publication history, teaching experience etc.)

It is expected that the official awards ceremony will take place as part of the agenda of the Danube Rectors' Conference, which, for the first time in history, will take place at Uzhhorod National University on November 5, 2020.

The deadline for submission of documents is May 29, 2020.

 More information about the competition can be found at: