2018 Sponsorship Award for the Advancement of Science, granted by the City of Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22) and Special Award "Water"

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The Municipal Department for Environmental Protection (MA 22) of the Vienna City Administration will again grant a sponsorship award for scientific work in the field of environmental protection this year. The award is exclusively granted to natural persons for academic research papers like diploma theses or doctoral theses (dissertations).

A special award in the field of "water" will again be sponsored in cooperation with the Vienna Waterworks (MA 31). It is subject to the same terms and conditions as the main award.

Assessment and endowment of the award

All entries will be assessed by a jury of experts from the City of Vienna and local education facilities. The jury meetings are not public. The decision of the jury is definite and not disputable. The jury will award the best papers with money. The maximum amount is only available for papers completed at the time of submission.

The award-winning papers will be published online on the webpage of the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22). The paper and the name of award winner may be published if it is selected for an award. Variations from these demands require the agreement of the MA 22.

Content requirements

The papers must be on environmental topics of interest and relevance to environmental protection in Vienna or the Vienna region. They should be of practical value and direct use to MA 22 or other City of Vienna departments in their day-to-day work.

Given the current priorities of the Vienna Environmental Protection Department (MA 22), the papers submitted should primarily focus on the following areas:

Formal criteria

Only completed papers should be submitted. Doctoral theses or diploma theses should only be submitted after undergoing formal academic assessment and approval. Unfinished papers will only be accepted after prior consultation with the Environmental Protection Department (MA 22), and with a detailed concept on the outstanding work and time required.

The papers may not be older than five years. For application are only allowed those persons who have written the papers.

All submissions must be in German or English language. The abstracts must be written and submitted in German.

Application process

Documents required

  • Abstract of the paper submitted for the award (one page in A4 format) in German language
  • Full version of the paper
  • Curriculum vitae of the author
  • If applicable, proof of scientific qualification (e.g. list of publications)
  • For doctoral or diploma theses: proof that the thesis has been formally approved
  • Statement of Consent to data protection and tender terms

By application for the award all tender terms are accepted.

The application for the award is possible to 30th September 2018.

Application (German)


Award ceremony

The diplomas and award money will be presented to the winners during a formal evening ceremony on 3rd December 2018.

Past award winners

Award winning papers 2003 to 2017 (in German)

Info folder

An information sheet on the Sponsorship Award (in German) is available for download: 7 MB PDF

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