Gustav Figdor Award for Linguistics and Literary Studies

The Gustav Figdor Award for Linguistics and Literary Studies is awarded for outstanding scholarly works in the field of linguistics or literary studies that are regarded as achievements equivalent to a habilitation and have been published or accepted for publication by a publishing house (peer review) no more than two years before the date of submission.

In 2021 applicacations are accepted from the field of linguistics.

Applications are invited from scholars who are not oder than 40 years (the age limit is raised by a maximum of 4 years for periods of childcare).

In case of publications with several authors, the applicant must be first author.

Selection Procedure

Prize winners are decided by an awards committee whose members are nominated by the OeAW on the basis of the panel’s own expertise and if necessary external reviews.

Application Documents

  • Tabular CV including list of publications
  • Letter of recommendation or expert review of the scholarly work submitted
  • Abstract of the scholarly work submitted
  • One copy of the scholarly work submitted

Online Form

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

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

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)

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

Please send the application documents, a copy of the scolarly work submitted 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 Areas
Literary Studies (in even years)
Lingustics (in uneven years)

Value of the Award
4.000,-- Euro

annually (alternating research areas)

Next Call in 2022


  • Awards Committee Gustav Figdor Award for Lingustics and Literary Studies
  • Laureates
  • Award Ceremony/ Gallery


  • Private Foundation