(Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna for the OeAW)

The Best Publication Award rewards the best scholarly work - either a monograph or an original article - published or accepted for publication by a publishing house or peer-reviewed journal two years before the submission deadline.

Alternating Call

In even years monographs and in odd years original articles are accepted for submission.

Call 2023

In 2023 original articles are accepted for submission published or accepted for publication by a publishing house two years before the submission deadline.

Submission procedure

Submission is open to researchers up to max. three years after completing their doctorate/PhD studies and who have been working at a research institution of the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences of the OeAW when they conducted the study.

The application must be submitted by the first author. If two or more co-authors participated in the publication, the nature and scope of the applicant’s contribution must be explained and the co-authors' agreement must be submitted.

Nominations oder self-nomination may be submitted for the award.

Selection procedure

The prize is awarded by the board of trustees of the Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna for the OeAW at the recommendation of an awards committee put together by Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences.

Submission documents

  • Tabular CV including a list out publication
  • Abstract of the work submitted (1 page max.)
  • Scholarly work submitted (PDF)
  • In the case of works with several authors:
  • - description of the extent of the applicant's contribution
    - AND written consent from the co-author

Upload via online form

ONLINE FORM: Next call in 2024

The completed documents are to be uploaded via the online form.

Fill in the online form and upload the documents as a total of 2 PDF files. 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)

Publication1_Surname.pdf  (i.e. scholarly work submitted) 

Afterwards, you will receive a document that you will have to print and sign. Return a scan of the signed form in PDF format (single file) as an attachment to a reply to the received email (click reply button). IMPORTANT: The default subject and recipient must not be changed.


Upon receipt of your application, we will check that it is complete and meets the formal criteria and it will then be entered into the database of the Department of Fellowships and Awards.

Once the application has been checked for completeness, the applicant will receive confirmation by email.

At the request of the awarding committee or the reviewer, a printed copy of the scholarly work can be requested subsequently.


Research Areas
Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

Amount of the Award:
4.000,-- Euro

Next Call: 2024