Prize for scientific research

The City of Innsbruck supports young researchers at the University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck.

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Endowment: 20,000 euros

What is sponsored?

With this award, the city of Innsbruck honors young researchers. The amount provided can be awarded for one research paper, but can also be divided among several prize winners.

Who awards the prize?

The City of Innsbruck awards the prize to the Medical University of Innsbruck in one year and to the Leopold Franzens University in the following two years in the categories humanities and natural sciences.

How do I apply?

The call for applications is issued by the respective university. Please address inquiries regarding submission criteria directly to the rectorate of the university in question.

Who decides on the award?

The City Senate decides on the awarding of the prize(s) to the person(s) announced annually to the City of Innsbruck by the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck or the Medical University of Innsbruck on a rotating basis. It is up to the respective university in which form it determines the persons worthy of the award.

Previous award winners

YearUniversity & Laureates

Medical University: med.univ. Theresa Dolejsi, PhD; University Hospital for Internal Medicine III med.univ. Maria Effenberger; University Hospital for Internal Medicine I
Simon Hoser, BSc MSc; Institute of Genomics and RNomics med.univ. Andreas Zollner; University Department of Internal Medicine I


Leopold-Franzens-University - Humanities:

  • assoz. Prof. MMag. Stefan Häussler, PhD ; Faculty of Business Administration
  • assoz. Prof. MMag.a Andrea Brait; Faculty of Philosophy and History
  • ass. MMag.a Clara Rauchegger, LLM; Faculty of Law and Digital Science Center
  • ass. MMag.a Christine Lehne-Gstreinthaler; Faculty of Law
  • Mag. Dr. Matthias Haller; Faculty of Law

Leopold-Franzens-University - Natural Sciences:

  • Mag. Dr. Alexander Weiss
  • Univ. Ivana Stiperski
  • Ing. Milan Oncak, PhD
  • Farokh Mivehvar, PhD
  • PD DI Barbara Schneider-Muntau

Leopold-Franzens-University - Humanities:

  • assoz. prof. Mag.a Sandra Heinsch-Kuntner
  • assoz. prof. Mag. a Dr. Florian Martin Müller, Bakk.

Medical University:

  • assoz. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Peter Willeit, MPhil, PhD
  • Victoria Klepsch, MSc., PhD

Medical University:

  • Mag.a rer.nat. Mariana Eça Guimarães de Araújo, PhD; Section for Cell Biology
  • Mag.biol. Andreas Naschberger, PhD; Section for Genetic Epidemiology

Leopold Franzens University - Humanities:

  • Silke Meyer; Institute for Historical Sciences and European Ethnology
  • assoz. Mag.a Elena Taddei; Institute of Historical Sciences and European Ethnology
  • assoz. Marie-Luisa Frick; Institute of Philosophy
  • Univ. Mag.a Suzanne Kapelari; Institute for Subject Didactics
  • assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Simon Laimer, LL.M.; Institute for Civil Law

Leopold Franzens University - Natural Sciences:

  • Violeta Fuentes Landete, MSc; Institute for Physical Chemistry
  • Gina Elaine Moseley, PhD; Institute of Geology
  • Lic. Esteban A. MARTINEZ and Christine A. Muschik; Institute of Experimental Physics
  • Dipl.-Ing. Lukas EINKEMMER, PhD; Institute of Mathematics
  • assoz. Prof. Dipl-Ing. Dr. Robert Sitzenfrei; Institute of Infrastructure

Medical University:

  • Dr. Manfred NAIRZ; University Hospital for Internal Medicine VI
  • med. univ. Renate Pichler, Febu; University Department of Urology
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Ivan Tancevski; University Department of Internal Medicine VI
  • Mag.a rer. nat. Katrin Watschinger, PhD; Section for Biological Chemistry

Leopold Franzens University - Humanities:

  • Maria Kreuzer and Sylvia von Wallpach; Institute for Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism
  • MMag.a Sibylle Puntscher; Institute for Economic Theory, Policy and History
  • Mag. Philipp Strobl, MA PhD; Institute for Economic Theory, Policy and History
  • Anne Sophie Spann; Institute for Christian Philosophy
  • Dr. Gerhard Siegl; Institute of Historical Sciences and European Ethnology

Last updated 06.06.2023