Prof. Brandl-Preis an der Universität Innsbruck 2023


Based on the authorization of the wife of the late Honorary Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Ernst Brandl, the "Prof. Brandl Award" will be offered at the University of Innsbruck for the year 2023. The prize is determined each year by the foundation on the basis of the revenue. In 2021, this sum amounted to EUR 4,000.


The Prof. Brandl Award is intended as recognition for particularly innovative, forward-looking achievements that help to overcome the difficulties of our time, which have arisen through the unrestrained realization of all scientific progress, and to ensure a future worth living.


The topic should be in the field of biotechnology, genetic engineering, enzyme technology or cell culture technology, but can also belong to chemistry or physics and must have improvements as its content, which are aimed at the well-being of humans, an environmentally friendly extraction of active substances, energy, raw materials or at ensuring the nutrition of humans and animals or at solving our environmental problems.


The papers or patents must have been published or accepted for publication by a renowned scientific journal or deposited with the Austrian Patent Office no more than 2 years prior to submission.


The following are eligible to apply at the University of Innsbruck:


Austrian citizens or foreigners working or studying in Tyrol who have worked or studied in Tyrol for at least five years, have completed a relevant degree and have not received this prize in the last five years. The deadline date of this call will be used to determine the time limits.


According to this regulation, works from the following fields are eligible for the prize now to be announced:


- Faculty of Biology,

- Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy,

- Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences,

- Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics,

- Faculty of Engineering Sciences

All Faculties mentioned are those of the University of Innsbruck.


The following can be submitted at the University of Innsbruck:


  1. a high-profile paper, as well as monographs or (collective) dissertations or (collective) post-doctoral theses, which have been published or accepted for publication by a renowned scientific journal within the last two years (i.e. 2021 or later).
  2. or a patent that has been deposited with the Austrian Patent Office within the last two years (i.e. 2021 or later).
  3. the work/patent must have an affiliation to the University of Innsbruck.
  4. in case of joint work(s), only the main responsible author (first author or corresponding author) may submit in agreement with the co-authors.


Applications should be submitted with the following information/evidence:



Scientific work (for dissertations or post-doctoral theses, please enclose all expert opinions), or patent or patent application.


Abstract of the submitted scientific work or the submitted patent or patent application including reasons why the Prof. Brandl Award should be awarded for this scientific work / this submitted patent / this patent application, in total maximum 2 pages.


Short CV (max. 7 to 10 sentences) in German as a docx document (for the ceremony).


 Detailed CV for the review as pdf format; List of relevant publications of the applicant.


Declaration of consent of the co-authors


Application form


Applications have to be submitted by e-mail ( no later than


Tuesday, December 20, 2022  


Application form available on the Internet:


Please address any questions to:


Dr. Angelika Hintner, Forschungsförderung & Mentoring,

projekt.service.büro, Universität Innsbruck

Tel. 0512/507-34416; E-Mail:



According to the donor's wish, the prize will be awarded undivided every two years for the time being for works from the field of the University of Innsbruck.


A committee consisting of members of the Faculties of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Informatics and Physics and Engineering Sciences of the University of Innsbruck and the Austrian Society for Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology then selects the paper deemed worthy of the award and proposes it to the "Prof. Ernst Brandl Foundation" in Schwaz for funding.


The research award is expected to be presented at a ceremony in May 2023.


The German version prevails over the English in case deviations.




Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tanzer

Vice- Rector for Research

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