Lise Meitner Programme - FWF Austrian Science Fund

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • Austria


"We strengthen science and the humanities in Austria" 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.



  • strengthening of the quality and the scientific know-how of the Austrian scientific community
  • creation of international contacts
  • career development

24 months (project extension is not possible)

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Target group
highly qualified researchers of any discipline who could contribute to the scientific development of an Austrian research institution by working at it.

  • incoming: post-doctoral researchers from abroad
  • reintegration: post-doctoral researchers who have left Austria and wish to return to an Austrian research institution


  • completed doctoral studies
  • international scientific publications
  • invitation from an Austrian research institution


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:


  • dependent on the level of qualification personnel costs of 64,670 € (post-doc) or 71,090 € (senior post-doc) per year
  • project-specific costs up to 12,000 € per year
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