2023 Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship | Austria

Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarships is open to international students from all over the world who are interested to undertake postdoctoral research at Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) for the academic year 2022-2023. Each Scholarship recipient receives a consultancy fee subject to the scope of the consultancy service. The fee must not exceed EUR 10,000 for the entire period of the Scholarship.

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) has replaced the economic research awards previously conferred by its Economic Analysis and Research Department with the newly established “Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship.” This Scholarship gives outstanding researchers the opportunity to contribute to the broad range of research activities at the OeNB’s Economic Analysis and Research Department by providing consultancy services.

The Scholarship program targets Austrian and international experts with a proven research record in economics and finance and with postdoctoral research experience. Applicants need to be in active employment with a research institution in Austria or abroad and should be interested in broadening their research horizon and expanding their personal research networks in an environment of increasing international research mobility.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Postdoctoral
  • Institution(s): The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
  • Study in: Austria
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Economics and Finance
  • Program Period: 3-6 months
  • Deadline: October 31, 2022

Scholarship Coverage

Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Each Scholarship recipient receives a consultancy fee subject to the scope of the consultancy service. The fee must not exceed EUR 10,000 for the entire period of the Scholarship (net of value-added tax). This fee shall satisfy all claims of the scholarship recipient toward the OeNB.
  • If the consultancy services are subject to value-added tax, the consultancy fee will be increased by the applicable sales tax rate (currently 20%).

Note: The Scholarship recipient pays for his/her own accommodation during the consultancy period. The OeNB will assist the recipient in finding accommodation in Vienna if possible.

Eligibility Criteria for Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship

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To be eligible for Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship, these points should be considered:

  • Required Language: English.
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries
  • Eligible candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or hold an equivalent degree and published work and done scientific research in the fields defined in the call for Scholarship applications.
  • Applicants can be of any nationality and there is no age limit.
  • Only applications submitted by natural persons will be accepted. It is not possible to apply for more than one scholarship under the Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship program.
  • Eligible candidates shall be acknowledged experts with a proven track record in economic research and shall be well integrated into their research community.
  •  Applicants must provide proof of active employment with a research institution at the time of their application and for the period for which the Scholarship is granted.
  • Applicants who have received a Scholarship under the program will not be able to re-apply. Neither shall applications for renewal be accepted.
  • Employees of the European Central Bank or other central banks in the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) are not eligible for Scholarships.

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How to Apply for Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship?

Please follow the following application procedure to avail Klaus Liebscher Economic Research Scholarship.

(1) Provide the following documents and information:

  • A letter of motivation, including an indication of the time period, is envisaged for the consultancy.
  • A detailed consultancy proposal
  • A description of current research topics and activities
  • An academic curriculum vitae
  • An up-to-date list of publications (or an extract therefrom)
  • The names of two references that the OeNB may contact to obtain further information about the applicant.
  • Evidence of basic income (employment contract with the applicant’s home institution) during the term of the Scholarship, i.e. the consultancy period at the OeNB.
  • Written confirmation by the home institution that the Scholarship, i.e. the provision of consultancy services by
  • The applicant is not in violation of the applicant’s employment contract with the home institution.

(2) All documents must be compiled into one single PDF file.

(3) Send the PDF file to scholarship@oenb.at

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