The following grants and awards are given out by APMA for the year 2024 (clicking on the title will expand more infos):

APMA Travel Grants

APMA is committed to supporting its members’ professional development. That’s why we offer travel grants to support attendance of relevant conferences and events. As in previous years, APMA will continue offering financial support to student and post-doc members of APMA to attend these upcoming events focused on proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, and bioinformatics:

  • Metabolomics 2024, June 16-20th 2024 in Osaka, Japan (link)
  • HPLC 2024, July 20-25th 2024 in Denver, Colorado (link)
  • Brixen Proteomics Summer School 2024, July 28-August 3rd 2024 in Brixen, Italy (link)
  • International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024, August 17-23rd in Melbourne, Australia (link)
  • 5th ESCP, August 27-28th 2024 in Vienna, Austria (link)
  • Lipidomics Forum, September 1-3rd 2024, in Borstel, Germany (link)
  • 23rd European Conference on Computational Biology, September 16-20th in Turku, Finland (link)
  • APMRS 2024, September 23-25th in Vienna, Austria
  • GERLI Lipidomics Meeting, September 23-25th in Plouzané, France (link)
  • HUPO World Congress 2024, October 20-24th in Dresden, Germany (link)

The application requires submission of letter of motivation, a CV, and confirmation of registration at the event. Applications will be reviewed by the APMA board quarterly, so be sure to apply on time. The travel grants provide 200 € for conferences within Austria, 300 € for Europe, Switzerland, and the UK, and 500 € for other countries (slight changes may apply for summer school applications).

If your conference, summer school, or practical course of interest is not listed, you may enquire about your eligibility for a travel stipend by writing to office@apma.at. You will be notified by e-mail regarding the final funding decision of the APMA Board.

APMA Young Investigator Award

The Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Association will award the Young Investigator Award based on a significant original research publication in the area of proteomics, metabolomics (including lipidomics) or bioinformatics from a PhD student.The winner(s) will be awarded € 1 000, receive an invitation to give an honorary lecture at the annual APMRS conference, and be featured on the APMA webpage and social media channels.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Excellent original research article accepted between 01/01/2023 and 31/07/2024. The selection by the committee is based on innovative aspects, technical quality as well as potential impact. Journal impact factor may be considered but is not the major determinant of the selection
  • Applicant is the first author of the publication and had PhD student status at the time of the article publication
  • Current APMA membership
  • The applicant’s affiliation on the publication must be a research institution or company in Austria
  • Not a member of the APMA main or extended board

Send your publication with a short CV to office@apma.at until August 2nd, 2024! An elected APMA expert committee will select the winner from all applications by September 8th 2024. The winner(s) will be notified by email and an announcement on the APMA website and social media channels will follow.

APMA Society Medal

The Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Association will award the APMA Society Medal based on a significant publication contribution in the area of proteomics, metabolomics (including lipidomics) or bioinformatics from an early career researcher with less than 10 years post-PhD experience*. The winner will be awarded € 1 000, the APMA Society Medal an invitation to give an honorary lecture at the annual APMRS conference, and be featured on the APMA webpage and social media channels.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Excellent original research article accepted between 01/01/2023 and 31/07/2024. The selection by the committee is based on innovative aspects, technical quality as well as potential impact. Journal impact factor may be considered, but is not the major determinant of the selection
  • Applicant must be first or corresponding author of the publication and the PhD award date may not be longer ago than 10 years* before the application deadline (*NB career breaks are considered and should be stated in the CV)
  • Current APMA membership
  • The applicant’s affiliation on the publication must be a research institution or company in Austria
  • Not a member of any APMA board

Send your publication with a short CV to office@apma.at until August 2nd, 2024! An elected APMA expert committee will select the winner from all applications by September 8th 2024. The APMA society medal winner will be notified by email and an announcement on the APMA website and social media channels will follow.

APMA Empowerment Grant

The Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Association will award one Empowerment Grant of 500 € to an APMA member working in proteomics, metabolomics (including lipidomics), or bioinformatics with the aim of supporting scientists in the APMA community from underrepresented groups. The APMA Board strongly encourages women, people identifying with the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and people identifying with any ethnic minority or underrepresented group to apply. All career stages are eligible. The grant may be used to cover or support a range of job- or study-related activities, including (but not limited to) conference or course registration, childcare costs, purchasing of lab/office supplies or equipment, and publication fees. The winner will be awarded € 500 and – if they wish – will receive the grant at APMRS and be featured on the APMA webpage and social media channels.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The purpose of this grant resonates with you (we highly recommend people from underrepresented groups to apply)
  • Current APMA membership
  • Currently affiliated to a research institution or company in Austria
  • Not a member of any APMA board

Send your application with a short motivational statement, CV, and details on what you intend to spend the grant money on to office@apma.at until August 2nd, 2024! You may include details about your personal life, such as if you identify with an underrepresented group, however we want to emphasize that this is not a requirement. An elected APMA expert committee will select the winner from all applications by September 8th 2024.

APMA Best Poster and Presentation Awards

The Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Association awards best poster and presentation awards during the annual APMRS meeting. The award prize money depends on the sponsoring money available. An expert judging committee under the lead of the Teaching and Education Representative will select the award winners in each category.

APMA Lifetime Award

The Austrian Proteomics and Metabolomics Association awards the APMA Lifetime Award for significant contributions to the field of Proteomics and Metabolomics. The Lifetime Award is based on nomination only and will be directly evaluated and awarded by the APMA Board. The winner will be awarded the APMA Lifetime Award Trophy, receive an invitation to give an honorary lecture at the annual APMRS, and will be featured on the APMA webpage and social media channels.


  • August 2, 2024 – Application deadline for the APMA Young Investigator Award, the APMA Society Medal and the APMA Empowerment Grant
  • September 8, 2024 – Notification of the winners

In case you still have any questions regarding the 2024 grants and awards, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at office@apma.at!

List of old grant announcements


APMA Lifetime Award

The APMA Lifetime award is directly awarded by the APMA Board. Previous recipients are:

Prof. h.c. (APMA) Karl Mechtler, IMP Vienna (2021)

Prof. Günter Allmaier, TU Vienna (2016)

Prof. Friedrich Lottspeich, former MPI Martinsried (2014)

APMA Publication Award

The APMA Publication Award is awarded to the best publication during the yearly APMRS meeting. The best publication is chosen from all submissions by independent, non-Austrian reviewers.

Previous recipients are:

20222023

Sophie Honeder, Technical University Vienna (2023, Proteomics)
Adipose Triglyceride Lipase Loss Promotes a Metabolic Switch in A549 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Spheroids
Mol Cell Proteomics. 2021, 20, 100095

Manuel Matzinger, IMP Vienna (2023, Proteomics)
Mimicked synthetic ribosomal protein complex for benchmarking crosslinking mass spectrometry workflows
Nat Commun, 2022 13, 3975

Harald Schöny, University of Vienna (2023, Metabolomics)
Achieving Absolute Molar Lipid Concentrations: A Phospholipidomics Cross-Validation Study
Anal Chem, 2022, 94, 3, 1618–1625

Yasin El Abiead, University of Vienna (2023, Bioinformatics)
Power of mzRAPP-Based Performance Assessments in MS1-Based Nontargeted Feature Detection
Anal Chem, 2022, 94, 24, 8588–8595

2021-2022

Tamara Tomin , Technical University Vienna (2021, Metabolomics)
Addressing Glutathione Redox Status in Clinical Samples by Two-Step Alkylation with N-ethylmaleimide Isotopologues
Metabolites,  10, 71, 2020

Matthias Schittmayer-Schantl, Technical University Vienna (2021, Proteomics)
Spatially Resolved Activity-based Proteomic Profiles of the Murine Small Intestinal Lipases
Mol Cell Prot, 19, 12, 2105-2115, 2020

2018-2019

Evelyn Rampler, University of Vienna (2019, Metabolomics)
A Novel Lipidomics Workflow for Improved Human Plasma Identification and Quantification Using RPLC-MSn Methods and Isotope Dilution Strategies
Anal Chem,  90, 11, 6494–650 , 2018

Johannes Stadlmann, IMBA Vienna (2018, Proteomics)
Comparative glycoproteomics of stem cells identifies new players in ricin toxicity
Nature 549, 538-542, 2017

2016-2017

Clemens Grünwald-Gruber, BOKU Vienna (2017)
Determination of true ratios of different N-glycan structures in electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Anal Bioanal Chem 409, 2519-2530, 2017

Johannes Griss, Meduni Vienna (2016)
Recognizing millions of consistently unidentified spectra across hundreds of shotgun proteomics datasets
Nature Methods 13, 651–656, 2016

APMA Presentation Award

The APMA Presentation Award is awarded for the best presentations at the yearly APRS meeting.

Recipients are:

APMRS 2023

Eva Rauch, University of Innsbruck (2023, Best oral presentation)

Cinzia Barresi, Meduni Vienna (2023, Best oral presentation)

Christina Maisl, BOKU Vienna (2023, Best oral presentation)

Leonida M. Lamp, University of Graz (2023, Best oral presentation)

Maximilian Lebede, University of Salzburg (2023, Best poster presentation)

Katharina Hohenwallner, University of Vienna (2023, Best poster presentation)

Lea Emmy Timpen, University of Innsbruck (2023, Best poster presentation)

APMRS 2022

Isabella Burger, TU Wien (2022, Best oral presentation)

Rupert Mayer, IMP Vienna (2022, Best oral presentation)

Katharina Hohenwallner, University of Vienna (2022, Best oral presentation)

Karl Krull, DKFZ Heidelberg (2022, Best oral presentation)

Tobias Rainer, University of Innsbruck (2022, Best oral presentation)

APMRS 2021

Lisa Panzenböck, University of Vienna (2021, Best oral bioinformatics session)

Alienke van Pijkeren, University of Innsbruck/ Maximilian Schinagl, Technical University of Vienna (2021, Best oral proteomics session)

Julia Brunmair, University of Vienna (2021, Best oral metabolomics session)

Previous APMRS award recipients

Therese Wohlschlager, University of Salzburg (2018, Best oral presentation)

Julian Preiner, University of Vienna (2018, Best poster presentation)

Katharina Leithner, Meduni Graz (2017 Best oral presentation)

Angelina Gross, University of Graz (APRS 2017, Best poster presentation)

Paal W. Wallace, Meduni Graz (2016, Best oral presentation)

Dijana Vitko, CeMM, Vienna (2016, Best poster presentation)

Johannes Griss, Meduni Vienna (2015, Best oral presentation)

Juliane Weisser, CeMM, Vienna (2015, Best poster presentation)