Research grants

Call for applications

Call for applications for research grants from the "Edith Saurer Fund for sponsoring projects in the field of historical research".

The "Edith Saurer Fund for sponsoring projects in the field of historical research" was founded and provided with funds by the late University Professor Edith Saurer from the University of Vienna, who passed away in 2011. Each year since 2013 one or several applicants have been granted a research grant from € 5.000,- to € 20.000,-.

The call for applications is addressed to Austrian and international post doc scholars.

The grant will be awarded to research projects focusing on the following criteria:

  • Investigating social inequality in contexts with issues of gender, social class, lifestyle, ethnicity and religious affiliations
  • Primary focus on Europe from the early modern period to the 20th century
  • Comparative and international studies

The research grant will be awarded for still ongoing projects, which means, the submitted work may not yet be concluded. The research grant is project specific.

The grant will not be awarded for exhibitions, events, travel costs or the like. The applicants commit themselves to conclude their research within the time limit set up in the proposal, which as a general rule should not exceed two years. The conclusion of the project is to be proven by a written final report or – preferably – a publication. If one or more publications derive from an award by the Edith Saurer Fund, the applicants commit themselves to explicitly mention this award. Generally, this requirement should be realized in the first footnote/comment of the text. Furthermore, the applicants commit themselves to inform the Edith Saurer Fund on these publication/s and to deliver a link or bibliographic information that can be published on the website of the Edith Saurer Fund.

Each project will be evaluated by at least two members of the Board of Trustees. The award and amount of the grant will be determined by the Board of Trustees. All decisions are final and binding in all respects and not subject to legal recourse. The payment of the grant takes place after the grant has been ceremoniously awarded to the applicant.

For further information please see the obligatory criteria determined by the Scientific Advisory Board (only in German).

Applications in German or English can be submitted from July 1 to September 30 only on the website of Edith Saurer Fund (

After registration on the website and filling out the application form, all applicants can upload one (single) file (MS-Word or PDF) with their surname and given name as filename. The following information has to be included in the file:

  1. Title, description and methodology of the scientific project (approx. 20 pages) and information on preliminary studies, including a list of references and a work schedule;
  2. specifications on previous grants and scholarships from other institutions and
  3. a CV with all the applicants relevant personal and professional data including the academic degree (Ph.D.).

Further inquiry:
Management Edith Saurer Fund for sponsoring projects in the field of historical research
Mail: edithsaurerfonds@ >SPAM PROTECT - remove this text!<

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