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 have been published or accepted for publication by a publishing house (peer review) no more than two years before the date of submission.

Applications are invited from scholars who are not more than 40 years of age.

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 2020 - literary studies

Applications are invited from scholars working in the field of literary studies who are no older than 40 years and have produced an outstanding monograph - habilitation or "second book" - published or accepted for publication by a publishing house (peer review) no more than two years before the date of submission. Cumulative habilitation theses will not be accepted.

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