The SOG's Award for Master’s Theses


If you have any questions, please contact the office of the Southeast Europe Society:

Tel.: +49 89 21 21 540
Fax: +49 89 21 21 5499

The Southeast Europe Association once a year awards a prize for outstanding master's theses in the field of research on Southeast Europe. The award is endowed with a prize money of 300 €, completely funded through donations. Awardees are granted the opportunity to publish the thesis’ central results in the SOG's publication series (in Südosteuropa Mitteilungen or Southeast Europe in Focus). Furthermore, the awardees are admitted as members of the SOG for one year free of charge.

The precondition for application is that the thesis was submitted a maximum of two years before the application and that it was written in German or English language.

Here you can download the call for applications as a PDF (in German).

Documents to be submitted

  • Curriculum vitae (1-2 pages)
  • all reviewers’ reports of the thesis
  • a synopsis of the master's thesis (1-2 pages)
  • one copy of the master's thesis

Application deadline: 1 July

All documents can be submitted in PDF format using the online form below.

Both the authors and the reviewers of the thesis are entitled to submit the application.


Melanie Jaindl

„Gender and Visual Securitization of Migrants along the Balkan Route”, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 2023


Jeremy Wölbling

"Die Schmach von Trianon: Karten und Karikaturen in Ungarn im Dienst der territorialen Revisionsbestrebungen (1920-1938)", University of Tübingen, 2020


Moritz Müller

"Der ewige Augenblick – Ismet Prcics Shards und die Gegenwart des Krieges", Humboldt-University Berlin, 2021