The Josef Umdasch Research Prize

to award 50,000 Euro to support students

30.03.2016 | Starting immediately students are invited to submit Master's Theses for the Josef Umdasch Research Prize and begin working on path-breaking topics. The call goes out to innovative minds that enjoy combining science and practical application.

The invitation for this year's Josef Umdasch Research Prize is open now. This year it is Doka Group who will use this award to support students working on their Master's Theses. The prize is awarded annually, with Doka Group and Umdasch Shopfitting Group, both part of the Umdasch Group headquartered in Amstetten, sponsoring the award in alternate years. Applicants get a chance for specialist support and research scholarships and prize money totalling 50,000 Euro. Highlight of the competition is the ceremonial award of the Josef Umdasch Research Prize, a formal event where the best projects are honoured.

Submissions are accepted starting immediately

Sought and supported are innovative Master's Theses on subjects in the fields of technology and production, construction, economics, supply chain management and operations. Information and the opportunity to apply are available online at starting immediately. Applications may be submitted any time. Any projects completed and submitted by 31 October 2016 are eligible to participate in this year's award ceremony. The best projects are selected by a distinguished Jury.

Research scholarship and personal support

As part of the Josef Umdasch Research Prize, apart from monthly stipends, Doka Group offers students whose projects were selected support from Doka Specialists. In addition and at its sole discretion, Doka will assume responsibility for financing the cost of materials, laboratory and travel. Depending on project topic, the competition may also lead to a paid internship.

The Josef Umdasch Research Prize

Umdasch Group has been sponsoring outstanding achievements in research and development since 1990 with the Josef Umdasch Research Prize. The award is named after Josef Umdasch, father of current owners Hilde Umdasch and Alfred Umdasch who established the prize.

By now the award is an essential component of the Umdasch Foundation, an initiative of the Umdasch Group whose goal is to support education of young people.


Evi Roseneder

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