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Training Program for Female Scientists from FWF in Austria 2018

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Training Program for Female Scientists from FWF in Austria 2018

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The FWF is offering extremely well qualified female scientists who are working towards a career in universities the chance of a two-stage funding for a total of six years. The career development programme for female scientists is divided into the Hertha Firnberg Programme for post-docs, which aims to support women at the start of their scientific careers, and the Elise Richter Programme for senior post-docs,and the Elise Richter Program for arts-based research, Elise Richter PEEK, which aim at providing the necessary qualifications to apply for professorial positions within Austria or abroad.

Goals of the programme:

  1. Improvement of the career prospects for women in Austrian research facilities.
  2. Very generous support during the postdoc phase for women at the start of their scientific careers or on its resumption following maternity leave.


  1. Completed doctoral studies.
  2. International scientific publications.
  3. Highly qualified female scientists of any scientific discipline, who have completed their university studies.

The programme offers:

  1. Personnel costs of 66,070.00 € per year
  2. Project-specific costs up to 12,000.00 € per year

About FWF Austrian Science Fund:

The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is Austria's central funding organization for basic research. The purpose of the FWF is to support the ongoing development of Austrian science and basic research at a high international level. In this way, the FWF makes a significant contribution to cultural development, to the advancement of our knowledge-based society, and thus to the creation of value and wealth in Austria.

Their objectives:

  1. To strengthen Austria's international performance and capabilities in science and research as well as the country's attractiveness as a location for high-level scientific activities, primarily by funding top-quality research projects for individuals and teams and by enhancing the competitiveness of Austria's innovation system and its research facilities.
  2. To develop Austria's human resources for science and research in both qualitative and quantitative terms based on the principle of research-driven education.
  3. To emphasize and enhance the interactive effects of science and research with all other areas of culture, the economy and society, and in particular to increase the acceptance of science and research through concerted public relations activities.


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Mid Career Professionals
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