The "Early Career Seed Money" funding program, endowed with two million euros, supports young scientists in developing and researching completely new ideas. This is intended to enable the implementation of projects that do not fit into the previous funding programs.  Outstanding researchers up to a maximum of three years after their doctorate can apply with their idea. 

The call is implemented by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Science Fund FWF with funding from the FZÖ.

Submissions are possible until October 31, 2023 via email to programmmanagement(at) In a decision weekend from March 8 - 10, 2024, an international jury will discuss the idea with the submitters and then come to the selection of the funded ideas.

Details of the call


Start: 09/08/2023, 00:00
End: 10/31/2023, 23:59

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Information about the event

Free admission


Not mandatory


ÖAW: Dr. Alexander Nagler

FWF: Uwe von Ahsen

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