The Department for Legal Studies and International Relations and the European Documentation Centre of the University of Continuing Education Krems call for applications for the Dr. Alois Mock Science Prize as well as two Dr. Alois Mock Sponsorship Prizes for the year 2023, to be awarded also this year in cooperation with the Dr. Alois Mock-Europa-Stiftung (AMES). The deadline for submission of scientific papers dealing with European issues and completed during 2023 has been set for 31 March 2024.

In accordance with the statutory purpose of AMES as a non-profit foundation, the prizes to be awarded support scientific work that “serves to promote the idea of the peaceful integration of the peoples of Europe within the framework of pan-European institutions with the aim of securing lasting peace and prosperity in Europe”. For this purpose, the Dr. Alois Mock Science Prize was established, which awards a grant of EUR 1,500 to a student or research associate for a post-doctoral thesis, dissertation or master thesis on a topic relevant to Europe and covered by the aforementioned purpose of the foundation. Scientific papers must have been handed-in between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023. In addition, on the basis of social criteria, two Dr. Alois Mock Sponsorship Prizes endowed with EUR 500 each will be offered to students for diploma, master, bachelor or similar theses handed in in 2023.

Prize awarded by the jury of the University of Krems

Entries for the prizes must be sent by e-mail to edz@donau-uni.ac.at until 31 March 2024, indicating the relevant prize:"Science Prize" or "Sponsorship Prize". Please include the topic of the scientific work, a brief description of how the work contributes to the purpose of the AMES Foundation, and the name of the academic supervisor. In the case of the sponsorship awards, a brief statement of social criteria worthy of consideration needs to be added. As documents, the scientific work, a curriculum vitae (ideally as a Europass CV) and, if available, the assessment report are to be attached to the submission. Incomplete applications can unfortunately not be taken into consideration.

An independent jury consisting of representatives of the Department for Legal Studies and International Relations and the European Documentation Centre decides on the awarding of the prizes. The jury’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.

The winners will be informed in writing before the awarding of the prizes. A copy of the award winners‘ work have then to be sent to AMES, which reserves the right to publish the work.

For any potential queries please contact edz@donau-uni.ac.at.


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