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

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


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


The award is aimed at qualified female scientists up to the age of 35 who have written a PhD thesis at an Austrian university in the field of international economics or Austrian citizens who have written their thesis at a university abroad.

The "FIW Award" aims to highlight and reward outstanding research work by women. The aim is to motivate women to pursue a scientific career.

The total amount of the award is € 7,000.00 and can be divided among several young female scientists. The actual distribution of the prize money depends on the quality and number of submissions.


Funding is available for theoretical, empirical and economic policy theses on the following topics:

Foreign Economics, Direct Investment, Development Economics, European Integration, Globalization, International Financial Markets, International Trade and Financial Institutions, International Macroeconomics, International Economic Development, International Trade, International Competition, Multinational Corporations, Economic Effects of Migration, Exchange Rate Regimes¸ or similar topics.


The following criteria will govern the evaluation of submissions:

    The PhD thesis must have been completed between April 1, 2018 and September 1, 2021.
    Submission must include the thesis in PDF form and a CV.
    Content criteria:
        Scientific quality: 40%;
        Clarity of arguments and results;
        o Innovation content and creativity: 20%;
        Relevance to economic policy: 20%.

Please send submissions to: fiw-pb@fiw.at

Deadline for submission extended until September 30, 2021

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