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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.

Elise Richter Program
Target group Highly qualified female scientists and scholars of any discipline, who strive for an university career.
to support the academic career of highly qualified female scientists and scholars and to enhance their university career
after completion of the program a level of qualification should be accomplished which enables participants to apply for a local or abroad professorship. ("Habilitation" or equal qualification)
appropriate postdoctoral experience
international scientific publications

preparatory work related to the proposed research project

no age limit
Length 12 to 48 months
personnel costs EUR 68.690 (Senior Postdoc)
project specific costs up to EUR 15,000 per year as outlined in the proposal
(therefore EUR 2,000 per year can be used for coaching purposes)
2 calls a year in spring/autumn.
Next call: April 7 - May 28, 2014
(date of the postmark)
in English
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)

Alexander Hanisch
Susanne Woytacek
Lidia Eva Wysocki
Barbara Zimmermann





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> Applications
> Firnberg-Richter-Portal

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