Within the framework of the “Research Centre 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, master thesis or PhD 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 volume of the award is € 5,000.00 and can be divided among several young female scientists. The concrete distribution of the prize money depends on the quality and number of submissions and will be made by a selection committee.

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

  • Foreign Trade
  • FDI
  • Development Economics
  • European Integration
  • Globalisation
  • International Financial Markets
  • International trade and finance institutions
  • International Macroeconomics
  • International economic development
  • International trade
  • International competition
  • MNE
  • Economic effects of migration
  • Exchange rate regimes or related topics