About Us

We are the independent network of Austrian scientists and scholars in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Our members come all from different educational backgrounds: from economy to physics, from life sciences to marine biology and arts. We are organized in chapters within North America and have a strong alumni organization back home in Austria and Germany. Our Austrian chapter maintains a strong cooperation with official institutions such as the Federal Ministries, the FWF, the FFG and the Austrian Academy of Sciences. We offer information, career development support, events, and representation of the interests of Austrian scholars and scientists.

The main focus of ASciNA are its local Chapters, that cover North America and have become a "home away from home" for many ofour members. Our main ASciNA-wide activities are the ASciNA Award, which is awarded yearly in the PI and Young Scientist category, and our Mentoring Program, that connects young ASciNA members with accomplished ASciNA members who are successful scientists or scholars in their respective field. ASciNA’s leadership consists of its chapter chairs and the ASciNA officers. Our Past Presidents provide continuity and help define the long-term ASciNA strategy. Over the more than 10 years of ASciNA’s existence we were awarding four honorary memberships. We also would like to acknowledge the support of our partners. Please email us at media@ascina.at for media related inquiries and at contact@ascina.at for general questions.