Christiana Hörbiger Award

Christiana HÖRBIGER Award – promoting the international mobility of young scientists

Twice a year, the Rector of TU Wien awards a stipendium of between EUR 1000 and EUR 10,000 financed by Frau Christiana Hörbiger.

The intention of the donor, Frau Christiana Hörbiger, is that this grant should promote the mobility of young scientists by enabling them to attend scientifically relevant conferences and congresses, and to promote inter-university exchanges of young scientists.

The award’s primary objective is to provide support for travel, accommodation and conference costs incurred in the course of scientific work; it does not cover internet costs, mobile phone costs, living costs or insurance. Furthermore, 50% of the funds awarded go to women.

Financial award: Between EUR 1000 and a maximum of EUR 10,000 per grant; a total of EUR 30,000 is awarded in each round of applications

Nominations and conditions:

The recipients of the grants are announced in the TU Wien Bulletins.

The target group of potential grant recipients includes graduates in the following subjects: civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, mechanical engineering, technical chemistry, technical mathematics, technical physics, chemical and process engineering, surveying and geoinformation, business informatics, and mechanical engineering management. Applicants must also be current students on a doctoral programme (pre-doc) at TU Wien or graduates from such a programme (post-doc). Grant recipients must all be researchers working in these subject areas and either employees or students at TU Wien. In the case of employees, they must have a current employment contract at the time of the stay abroad.

Grant recipients must be under the age of 35 at the time of the round of applications.

If they have already completed their doctoral thesis then this should be no more than two years old at the time of the round of applications.

Downloads tob submitted:

Applications must be made in writing, using the form provided, zu erfolgen. This should be sent electronically to the following email address:

Once the grant has been received, it must be used within 12 months for the planned travel. A final report should then be produced using the appropriate form and sent to There is no need to send individual receipts, but these should be retained in case of random checks.

Selection procedure:

The call for applications is issued by the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation. Winning applications are decided by a panel of eight consisting of the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation and the deans of the following faculties: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering & IT, Informatics, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Mathematics & Geoinformation, Technical Physics and Technical Chemistry.

The panel awards grants based on the originality and innovative nature of the applications and the scientific quality and output.

The panel makes its decision by secret ballot, each panel member having one vote. The panel’s decision is passed by a simple majority of votes cast. In the event of a tied vote, the Vice Rector for Research and Innovation has the casting vote.