Graduate Conference 2024

Deadline: Tuesday, Mar 19, 2024, 11:00am

The Graduate Conference 2024 of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna takes place on April 30 this year.

At the graduate conference, advanced doctoral/Ph.D. candidates will give a public presentation about their dissertation/Ph.D. project or an aspect of it. Every presenter has a 25-minute time slot for the talk (incl. presentation, videos, etc.) and the same amount of time available for a discussion. A colleague of the Academy, who is not supervising the respective Ph.D. student, will moderate the discussion and start the discussion with a first question. Each talk will be accompanied by a discussant (doctoral-level colleague), who continues the discussion with their comments. The presentations can be held in German or English. The conference will take place all day.

The Graduate Conference aims at stronger visibility and integration of doctoral candidates at the Academy of Fine Arts. It seeks to increase an exchange and networking possibilities among the doctoral as well as researchers and artists of the Academy. Furthermore, the Graduate Conference is essential in enhancing the discussion of dissertations and Ph.D. projects. Debates between disciplines, which are not part of everyday life, are also welcomed.

The presentation should provide an insight into the current work on the dissertation/the Ph.D. project. Thus, please focus on issues relevant to the development of your dissertation/Ph.D. project. These could be questions regarding your methodological considerations as well as a specific way of posing a problem within one part or chapter of your thesis/project.

To apply, please submit:

  • Completed online application form, incl.
    • Paper Title and Abstract (max. 500 characters, incl. blanks)
    • Short CV

The following documents need to be uploaded:

  • Table of Contents and/or short description of chapters  
  • Exposé of your dissertation or Ph.D. project
  • Short recommendation of your supervisor
  • Current certification of enrollment (“Studienblatt”)
  • Approved dissertation agreement (Dr. techn.: signed supervision agreement)

We are looking forward to your application until March 19, 2024, via our submission platform.

For further information please contact Sabine Priglinger (, +43 1 588 16-1115)


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