Period for Submitting Applications

Decision Meeting

Earliest Starting Date for Projects

February 1, 2017 to April 5, 2017* December 19, 2017 January 1, 2018 (current submission period)
July 3, 2017 to October 4, 2017 June/July 2018 July/August 2018

Current focus areas

  • Economics

    "Competitiveness in Austria – stylized facts, economic analysis, challenges and policy Options"
    (applicable for the decision meeting in 2017)
    Submissions can cover the topic from a microeconomic, industrial-economic or macroeconomic perspective. We invite proposals for academic or other research projects that reflect the current standards of economic theory and empirical methodology. The findings and conclusions should be of direct relevance to Austria's economic policy.

    “Financial markets and financial stability”
    (applicable for the decision meetings in 2017 and 2018)
    An economy that performs well and efficiently requires a stable and robust banking and financial system. Trust in the stability of the banking and financial system is indispensable for the smooth and efficient supply of funds to the corporate, private and public sectors, and this trust must be consistently upheld. To this very day, the impact of the global financial crisis is being felt in both Austria and the EU. The OeNB has therefore launched the focus area “Financial markets and financial stability.” The aim is to provide funding for research projects that illustrate the importance of maintaining financial stability in Austria and Europe and devise, assess and eventually propose economic policy instruments and macroprudential measures to prevent future financial crises and the high economic costs they entail.
    Suitable topics (PDF, 170 KB)
  • No focus areas have been determined for medical, social science and humanities Projects.

After the Decision Meeting

The status of the projects for which funds have been approved may be checked online after the decision meeting (see project status sequest).

The written notifications to the project managers contain more detailed information.