Please note that the Anniversary Fund provides English translations of the materials it publishes on the OeNB website for information only. In case of discrepancies, the German original will prevail. To get the complete picture, therefore please also refer to the German content.
Current funding structure (valid until the first award meeting of the  Anniversary Fund in June/July 2020)
Economics – focus areas
(subject to review)
Economics Medical Sciences Social Sciences Humanities
Maximum funding request
€ 200,000.–
Maximum funding request
Maximum funding request
Maximum funding request
€ 125,000.–
Maximum funding request
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The definition and classification of the scientific areas follows the classification according to the Austrian “Fields of Science and Technology (FOS) Classification” of STATISTICS AUSTRIA.

Current focus areas:

  • Economics
    “Digitalization: opportunities and challenges for labor markets, competitiveness and sustainability and related measurement Problems”
    (valid until the first award meeting of the Anniversary Fund in June/July 2020)
    For 2019 and 2020, the Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank has selected “digitalization” as its focus area in economics.
    The spread of new technologies is fundamentally changing the way we do business and the way we work, both in Austria and in the EU. This in turn creates big new challenges for economic policymaking as well as for economic research and analysis. Research that sheds light on the impact digitalization has on labor market, location and environmental policies and on its implications for economic research and statistical analysis is therefore highly relevant. This is why the Anniversary Fund will specifically provide funding for research proposals related to the ongoing digital transformation.
    Suitable topics (84 KB)
  • No focus areas have been determined for medical, social science and humanities Projects.

The new funding structure (valid from the second award meeting of the Anniversary Fund in December 2020) will be announced in November 2019.

For more information about funding and the prerequisites for funding, see Downloads.
For more information about the submission periods and other deadlines, see Schedule.

  • Contact

    • Anniversary Fund
      Contact: by telephone from Monday to Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m.
      Otto-Wagner-Platz 3
      1090 Vienna
      Phone: (+43-1) 404 20-2590

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