Can I accept teaching posts during the duration of the project?

In addition to the research work, Hertha Firnberg Fellows are supposed to gain teaching experience. Secondary employment (e.g., teaching posts) in addition to full-time employment is permitted if this is beneficial for the career of the principal investigator and either does not require more than five hours a week, or the wages of which do not exceed the low-income threshold defined by social insurance law— which, incidentally, also applies for other FWF funding programmes. In any case, a declaration of consent by a rector confirming that a university ensures funding for two hours of teaching per week during the semester must be submitted with the application for the Hertha Firnberg Programme.

What costs can be funded as part of national and international cooperation arrangements?

In contrast to national research partners (see 1.6 in the application guidelines), the costs arising from the research collaboration at the respective research institution are to also be paid by this research institution in the case of cooperation arrangements.

Within the framework of cooperation arrangements, funds can only be transferred to a cooperation partner (located abroad too) if it concerns clearly defined tasks and services and these are directly necessary to carry out the Austrian project. This does not apply for cooperation arrangements with researchers from developing countries.

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