Richard Plaschka Grant
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.
Richard Plaschka Fellowship
The Richard Plaschka Fellowship is aimed at researchers in the historical sciences who are primarily occupied with Austrian history. Plaschka fellows can work as visiting researchers at institutes and carry out special studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions.
The scholarship duration is four to twelve months, an extension to 18 months is possible. After a scholarship period of twelve months, there is the possibility to apply for the follow-up support programme.