The Edith Saurer Fund awards research grants to outstanding domestic and foreign postdoctoral scholars whose current work specifically addresses issues of social inequality from the perspectives of gender, class and culture. Particular attention is paid to projects that deal with Europe from the early modern period to the 20th century and pursue comparative and transnational approaches.
ESF grants are one-off, project-based and are only awarded to projects that are not yet completed.
Exhibitions, events, travel costs (journeys, stays) and the like are not funded. By submitting a proposal, applicants commit themselves to completing their work within the deadline specified in the application. As a rule, this should not exceed two years, exceptions require a conclusive justification.