Gustav Figdor Award for Linguistics and Literary Studies


The Gustav Figdor Award for Linguistics and Literary Studies is awarded to scholars under 40 who have produced an outstanding monograph - habilitation or "second book" - in the field of linguistics or literary studies finished no more than two years before the date of submission.

Alternating call

In even years applications are accepted from the fields of literary studies.

In odd years applications are accepted from the field of linguistics.

Call 2019

Applications are invited from scholars working in the field of linguistics.

Preference is given to candidates whose monograph has already been published or accepted for publication by a publishing house (peer review).

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 (will be open again for the next call in 2020)

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 3 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 this documentation in hard copy by post to the following address:

Department of Fellowships and Awards
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Postgasse 7-9
1010 Wien