Research funding

Edith Saurer

Edith Saurer Fund

The Edith Saurer Fund was founded by university professor Edith Saurer, who passed away in 2011. It annually awards one-time research scholarships of € 5,000 to € 20,000.

Researchers with a doctoral degree dedicating themselves to questions of social inequality with regard to gender, class, and culture, can apply until 30 September of each year. All submissions undergo two single-blind evaluations.

Scholarships are project-linked and can only be given out for ongoing research. More information at

Theodor Körner

Theodor Körner Fund

The Theodor Körner Fund is one of the longest-standing Austrian prizes for science and art. Since 1954, outstanding young researchers and artists have been honored every year, among them many prominent researchers and even two later presidents. The current prize money is € 5,000.

The prize is awarded in three art categories and one inter-disciplinary science category. Artistic submissions are not restricted in their subjects, scientific submissions must follow a call for applications.

Submissions are reviewed in a two-step single-blind process. Career level and academic network are not relevant to the evaluation of applications. More information at