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Career development for female scientists

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 and academics is divided into the Hertha Firnberg Programme for post-docs, which aims to support women at the start of their academic 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.

Hertha Firnberg Program

   
Target group Highly qualified female scientists of any scientific discipline, who have completed their university studies
Goals

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
Requirements
completed doctoral studies
international scientific publications
Length 36 months (up to 12 months therefrom can be spent at research facilities abroad)
Level EUR 62.500 personnel costs per year plus
EUR 12,000 p.a. for material, travel, assistance etc.
Applications
2 calls a year in spring/autumn.
Next call: April 7 - May 28, 2014
(date of the postmark)
in English
Allocation
by the FWF Board based on an international review process
in the June Board meeting (for fall call), in the December Board meeting (for spring call)
Contact

Alexander Hanisch
Susanne Woytacek
Lidia Eva Wysocki
Barbara Zimmermann

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