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.
Highly qualified female scientists of any scientific discipline, who have completed their university studies
- Improvement of the career prospects for women in Austrian research facilities
- very generous support during the postdoc phase for women at the start of their scientific careers or on its resumption following maternity leave
- completed doctoral studies
- international scientific publications
36 months (up to 12 months therefrom can be spent at research facilities abroad)
- personnel costs of 69,040.00 € per year
- project-specific costs up to 12,000.00 € per year
Via the FWF’s electronic application portal (elane)
Please note: This is the last call of the Hertha Firnberg programme. From April 2021, the ESPRIT programme will be accepting applications on a rolling basis from all postdocs at the beginning of their careers.
- Call: October 12 - December 11, 2020; the possibility to submit via elane ends at 2:00 pm local time Vienna/Austria.
- in English
- by the FWF Board based on an international review process
- in the June Board meeting (for fall call), in the November or December Board meeting (for spring call)