BIAAS granted Robert Lackner $13,000 for the transition of Lackner’s manuscript on Hugo Botstiber into German and preparing it for publication. The grant covered $8,000 for transition and editing and $5,000 for publication costs. The book, Concert Life between Tradition and Innovation: Hugo Botstiber and the Viennese Music Scene from the Fin de Siècle to the Anschluss, was completed and published in 2015 by Böhlau Wien.
Robert Lackner received his Ph.D. at the University of Graz under Siegfried Beer. He has worked as a researcher at the Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda, and Security Studies.