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The Award
Research and innovation are key elements for promoting sustainable development in the Alps and young academics play a crucial role in shaping the future of the Alps. Aim of the Young Academics Award is to recognize this key role by awarding outstanding master theses carried out on relevant alpine topics. This initiative is supported by the Austrian Presidency of the Alpine Convention, the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention and by the Infopoints of the Alpine Convention Domodossola (Italy), Grand Paradis (Italy), Morbegno (Italy) and Tolmin (Slovenia). The initiative is in collaboration with ISCAR.

The topic
This edition of the Alpine Convention Young Academics Award focuses on the issue of "Sustainable water management in the Alps" and particularly, but not limited to, on the related sub-topics:
  • Analysis and solutions for conflicting uses of water among different sectors (tourism, agriculture, energy production etc..).
  • Abundance of water and scarcity of water.
  • Sustainable water management and efficient water use.
The prizes
Three main prizes will be awarded by the Austrian Presidency and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention:
  • 1st prize: 1,000 €
  • 2nd prize: 750 €
  • 3rd prize: 500 €
Four additional “Infopoint prizes” will be awarded for works thematically relevant and geographically dedicated to the following infopoint areas:

The call
Find out the full detailed requirements and admission criteria, as well as the overview of the selection process.
Download the call

Fill out the online application form to apply!

The deadline
All applicants must complete the application form and submit the required documentation by 31 October 2018