DSHCS Event Grant

The Vienna Doctoral School of Historical and Cultura Studies (DSHCS) promotes team spirit and intellectual exchange among its members and beyond. It invites its faculty and fellows to apply for event grants to fund lectures, workshops, small conferences, and retreats. Innovative online formats are welcome! Consideration will be given to events that are targeted at interests and needs of fellows. They are especially encouraged (together with their supervisors) to conceptualize, plan and realize their ideas. 


The program aims at internal networking, the establishment of the DSHCS and its members within the academic community, and the training of conceptual and organizational skills of its fellows. Innovative online formats are especially encouraged to apply.


Fellows and supervisors of the DSHCS who participate in the DSHCS's activities (e.g. regular attendance at one of the colloquia); applying organization committees should at least include two fellows.




Depends on event format

Time frame

One month after the funded event took place, the organization committee sends a report to the DSHCS including a statement to what extent the event had the envisioned effect and how they plan to consolidate and intensify the outcome (special edition of a journal, (funding) application, cooperations,...)


twice a year (closing dates October 31 and March 31) via email dshcs.hkw@univie.ac.at

Required documents (as one PDF file)

  • completed and signed application form
  • description and time schedule of the planned event date, participants, location, etc.) including an explanation how the event supports networking and promotes the reputation of the DSHCS and its members, how it takes up the interests and needs of fellows and how it is related to dissertation topics (max. 5 pages)
  • detailed budget planning
  • Curriculum vitae with details about previous academic achievements (e.g. publications, awards, conference participation), and employments

Applications by fellows require a letter of recommendation by the applicant's supervisors. It should refer to the quality and the relevance of the planned event regarding the interests of fellows, networking, and dissertation projects and a confirmation that there is no funding available from other sources (third-party funds etc.) The letter should be sent directly to dshcs.hkw@univie.ac.at

For further questions send an email to dshcs.hkw@univie.ac.at or call 01 4277-40008.