Type: FWF-Ausschreibungen/ Deadlines/ Vergabetermine

Announcement on the call for the “Young Independent Researcher Groups” – a cooperation programme between the ÖAW and the FWF

2017-11-22 / 00:01 CET
2018-02-28 / 23:59 CET
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In December 2017, with the support of the Österreich-Fonds, the FWF is announcing the “Young Independent Researcher Groups”, a cooperation programme between the ÖAW and the FWF.

The aim of this programme is to fund cooperation projects between internationally outstanding young researchers in all scientific disciplines, especially in the humanities and social and cultural sciences (postdocs 0 to max. 4 years after the doctorate from Austria and abroad).

These postdocs should cooperate in mixed teams of 3-5 researchers. The cooperation should be medium-term (max. 4 years), interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary on a complex, innovative topic. The research is to be carried out at at least two research institutions/organisational units of a research institution.

The junior researchers form a Young Independent Researcher Group that, in agreement with the applying and the participating research institution(s) (or at least two organisational units of a research institution), formulates a proposal that meets the following in terms of content (as described in the announcement on the call for the Young Independent Researcher Groups point 3). If there are any questions regarding the connection to a suitable research institution, potential applicants can contact members of the Executive Board of the FWF or the Austrian Academy of Sciences personally and seek the relevant advice.

One researcher acts as coordinator of the Young Independent Researcher Group. Each researcher may take part in only one proposal for a Young Independent Researcher Group.

The Young Independent Researcher Group receives a maximum of funding of 500,000€/year up to 4 years. These costs include personnel costs in accordance with applicable FWF personnel cost rates including adjustment factors for postdocs (head) and employed PhDs, postdocs, materials, equipment, travel, other costs and 5 % general project costs. In addition 25% overhead costs will be provided for the research institutions.

The submission needs to be done by means of an “Expression of Interest (EoI)”, which must be submitted by the applying research institution in English, as a PDF file (not scanned) by e-mail and as a signed hard copy by post (date of postmark) to the FWF (to sabine.haubenwallner(at)fwf.ac.at) by 28 February 2018 at the latest.

The submission of this Expression of Interest is a condition of eligibility for a full proposal. By mid-March 2018, the FWF will invite all submissions that meet the necessary formal application requirements to submit a full proposal, which must be submitted by 20 April 2018 at the latest. For the content requirements for the full proposal, see announcement on the call for the Young Independent Researcher Groups(pdf, 206KB).


Sabine Haubenwallner
FWF Department Strategy National Programmes
Tel.: 0043-1-5056740-8603;
Email: sabine.haubenwallner(at)fwf.ac.at


Name: Sabine Haubenwallner

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