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Award for women in economic research: FIW Award for Master theses in the field of International Economics

Award for women in economic research
FIW Award for Master-theses
 in the field of International Economics

Within the framework of the Competence Center "Research Focus International Economics", the "FIW Award" is announced as a promotion for excellent young female scientists in the research area of International Economics. 

The award is intended for qualified female scientists who have written a diploma or master thesis at an Austrian university in the field of "International Economics" or for Austrian citizens who have written their master thesis at a university abroad.
The total amount of the award is € 5.000,00 and can be divided among several young female scientists. The actual distribution of the prize money depends on the quality and number of submissions and will be made by a selection committee.  

Theoretical, empirical and economic policy theses on the following topics are supported:
Foreign economics, direct investment, development economics, European integration, globalization, international financial markets, international trade and financial institutions, international macroeconomics, international economic development, international trade, inter-national competition, multinational corporations, macroeconomic effects of migration, exchange rate regimes¸ or related topics.

The following criteria will govern the evaluation of submissions: 
- The master's thesis must have been assessed in the period between November 1, 2020 and December 18, 2022. 
- Submission must include the thesis in PDF form and a CV. 
- Content criteria: 
o Scientific quality: 40%; 
o Clarity of arguments and results: 20%;
o Innovation content and creativity: 20%; 
o Relevance to economic policy: 20%.

Please send submissions via email to:
Deadline for submission: December 18, 2022


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