Bader Award for Art History

The Bader Award for Art History is given to support work on a doctoral thesis or a research project.

Applications are invited from highly qualified doctoral candidates (up to 32 years of age) or post-docs (up to 40 years of age) from Austria  conducting research in Austria and abroad on painting and drawing between 1500 and 1850.

Selection Procedure

Prize winners are decided by the General Assembly of the OeAW at the recommendation of an awards committee on the basis of international peer review and a hearing of the best-ranking candidates.

Application Documents

  • Tabular CV and list of publications
  • Letter of recommendation from doctoral supervisor or a scholar
  • Exposé of the research project (ca. 5–10 pages)
    The following points must be covered:
    -   general aims and a detailed outline of the problem
    -  Project plan including methodology
    -  Timetable
    -   Bibliography

ONLINE FORM: Application deadline 2020 expired.

The completed documents are to be uploaded via the online form and sent by post.

Fill in the online form and upload the documents in one PDF file.

It is not necessary to supply signatures in the electronic versions. Protected files will not be accepted.

The individual files may not exceed 10 MB. The files are to be given the following names:

Application_Surname.pdf  (i.e. application documents)

Please send the application documents and the completed and signed online form by post to the following address:

Department of Fellowships and Awards
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 3
1030 Wien


Research Area
Art History

Value of the Award
36.000,-- USD

Bienannly, in even years

Next call for applications: 2022