The Richard Plaschka Fellowship PostDoc is available twice a year. This program is intended to highly qualified post-docs in the field of history who are primarily occupied with Austria-related topics. Scholars of all nationalities other than Austrian are welcome to apply. Recipients of Richard Plaschka grants can work as visiting researchers at university departments and institutes and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions.
The grant is named after the Austrian historian, who died in 2001 and who worked at the University of Vienna as a university professor for Eastern European history from 1967 to 1993. In 1981/1982 he was the rector of the University of Vienna. Moreover, he was the head of the Austrian East and Southeast Europe Institute from 1958 to 1988. Throughout his life Richard Plaschka committed himself to a cross-border and joint way dealing with the history in the eastern and south-eastern European area. The grant recipients should place emphasis on cross-border collaboration in their scientific activities.
- Monthly grant rate – scholarship: EUR 1,150, relocation allowance: EUR 600 (for research stays of 3 months or longer)
- Accommodation, health insurance
- Grant holders do not have to pay tuition fees in Austria. They might have to hand in a request at the rector’s office of their respective host university and demonstrate that they are studying or doing research in the context of transnational EU, national or university mobility programs.
- Scholarship holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of max. EUR 1,000.
Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral program in Humanities, History and Archaeology.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in Austria.
Eligibility and Criteria
Eligible for application are highly qualified post-docs in the field of history who are primarily occupied with Austria-related topics. Recipients of Richard Plaschka grants can work as visiting researchers at university departments and institutes and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions.
All nationalities other than Austrians are eligible.
March 1st and September 15th every year.