The START Prize
is awarded by the Austrian
Science Fund (FWF) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Education,
Science and Culture (BM:BWK). It enables young researchers a long-term
perspective and extensive financial support (up to 1.2 Mio. Euros for a
period of six years) to plan their research and to build up their own research
groups. For further information on START
-Prize-Winners see START-Portal
designed by Marc Seumenicht.
Target group: outstanding young researchers of any discipline.
Goals: Researchers should be given the long-term and extensive financial
security to plan their research and to build up their own research groups.
aged 35 or under at the time of application; allowance
is made for time spent raising children.
exceptional international scientific publications.
in addition it is desirable that candidates have completed a
research stay abroad of at least one year.
candidates may not already be full professors (members of the
Length: 6 years, an interim review after 3 years decides on