Standard Personnel Costs and Salaries for FWF Project Proposals (2021; in EUR)

Valid from February 1, 2021

Please note that these standard personnel costs and salaries apply only to grant proposals for FWF projects. Actual personnel costs may diverge from the values indicated below due to specific remuneration agreements at each research institution.

Important note: Please also see the FWF’s personnel costs and salaries for graduates of medical schools in Austria.

 
Employment contract/categoryNo. of hours / weekAnnual personnel costs iGross salary per month
Senior Postdocii40 hours76,990.004,338.20
Postdoc40 hours70,040.003,945.90
Doctoral candidatesiii30 hours39,780.002,237.60
BMAiv40 hours47,030.002,647.70
CTAv40 hours39,400.002,217.20
MTSvi40 hours43,800.002,465.40
TSvii40 hours35,970.002,023.50
Student assistants20 hours19,140.001,073.70
Marginal employees
(requires accident insurance only)
8,200.00475.86

 

Research subsidy for grant-salaried principle investigators

Grant-salaried PI Senior Postdocviii

 66,720.00 

Funding can only be requested for the salary of an independent researcher in cases where that researcher cannot conclude a contract of employment with a research institution. In such cases, applicants are advised to contact the FWF Office for further information in order to ensure that the application is submitted properly.

Gross/net salary calculator (in German)

 

i Including employer’s contributions

ii Personnel cost rate for project leaders who finance their own salary from the project budget (grant-salaried PI’s and project leaders in the career development programmes). To be used if the research institution at which the project is to be carried is subject to the Austrian Universities Act (UG) 2002 or if the research institution has concluded an agreement with the FWF in this regard.

iii The personnel costs that can be requested for doctoral candidates are limited to a maximum of 30 hours/week. The basis for calculating personnel costs for fewer working hours is € 53,040.00 per year (=100%).

iv Biomedical analyst

v Chemical-technical assistant, technical assistant

vi Medical-technical specialist

vii Technical specialist, mechanic, lab technician, programmer

viii Personnel cost rate for project leaders who finance their own salary from the project budget (grant-salaried PI’s and project leaders in the career development programmes). To be used if the research institution at which the project is to be carried out is not subject to the Austrian Universities Act (UG) 2002 or if the research institution has not concluded an agreement with the FWF in this regard.