„Würdigungspreis 2022”  

of the Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research


In 2022, the Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research will once again award the best graduates of public universities, universities of applied sciences, public universities of teacher education and, for the first time, private universities.


It is thus planned to award a total of 35 graduates of diploma studies or master's studies according to the nominations of the universities. As in the past, the number of nominations per university is determined by the ratio of graduates in master's and diploma studies, with each university being entitled to at least one nomination. The prize money amounts to EUR 3,000 each.


The University of Innsbruck may nominate two persons.


Award conditions (NOTE: These requirements of the Ministry have to be met):



Austrian citizenship, EEA citizenship as well as third-country nationals and stateless persons with equal status according to § 4 StudFG


Completion of studies at the University of Innsbruck in the academic year 2021/22 (01.07.2021 - deadline for applications)


Exceeding the statutory period of study - of bachelor's and master's studies in total - by no more than two semesters; if graduates pursue double studies (multiple studies) and can demonstrate excellent success in all studies (see 4. and 5.), the statutory period of study may be exceeded by four semesters


The diploma/master thesis must be excellent and best evaluated


All diploma examinations (Bachelor's and Master's examinations): in no examination may an evaluation worse than "good" have been given and in at least half of the examinations the evaluation "very good" must have been given

 The German version prevails over the English in case deviations.


Applications for this prize (informal applications) must be submitted together with the following information/documents:



Data sheet of the Federal Ministry

available to download at:



Citizenship (copy of citizenship certificate or passport)


Study program and start date as well as confirmation of the duration of studies (please enclose the sheet "Admission record / study record")


Certificates (diploma / bachelor's and master's certificates) from all studies


Abstract (diploma/master thesis)


Letter of recommendation from the supervisor (diploma/master thesis)


Curriculum vitae and list of publications (if available)

The application must be submitted by E-Mail to forschungsfoerderung@uibk.ac.at, using the data sheet available at the address



by no later than

August 11th 2022



Please address any questions to:

Dr. Gundula Schwinghammer, projekt.service.büro, University of Innsbruck,

Tel. 0512/507-34417; E-Mail: forschungsfoerderung@uibk.ac.at

Web: https://www.uibk.ac.at/ffq/forschungsfoerderung/


The awarding of the prize is planned for November 2022. The awards ceremony will take place on November 22, 2022 in Vienna at the “Aula der Wissenschaften”.


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tanzer

Vice Rector for Research



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