Applications for the Richard G. Plaschka Award are invited from scholars who have produced extraordinary achievements in the field of Eastern, East Central and Southeastern European history and are under 40.
 (The age limit is raised by a maximum of 4 years for periods of childcare.)

Selection Process

Prize winners are decided by the Division of Humanities and the Social Sciences at the recommendation of an awards committee which can also seek external reviews.

Application Documents

  1. Application documents:
    1. Tabular CV and list of publications
    2. Letter of recommendation or expert reviews of the scholarly work(s) submitted
    3. Abstract(s) of the scholarly work(s) submitted
  2. Publications:
    1. PDF of no more than three of the applicant’s most important scholarly work(s) submitted

Upload via online form


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.

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 applicationhas 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 submitted publication(s) can be requested subsequently.


Research Areas

Value of the award
4.000,-- Euro

Bienally, in even years

Application deadline: April 2, 2024