with the support of the Österreich-Fonds
- Austrian research institutions that are entitled to award doctoral degrees (NB: A single institution can submit multiple applications.)
- To promote outstanding education and training for scientific and arts-based doctoral students within the framework of structured doctoral programmes that have been in operation for at least two years (see requirements below)
- To reinforce the research orientation and sustained consolidation of existing education and training structures for highly qualified junior researchers
- The programme must have been launched at least two years prior to the submission deadline (14 May 2018).
- The programme’s faculty must include at least five scientific or arts-based researchers whose research track records are considered outstanding by FWF standards.1
- The university (or universities) offering the programme must commit themselves to providing basic funding, that is, providing all necessary infrastructure as well as funds for the on-going operation and institutional anchoring of the programme.
- The programme must involve training through research, that is, the PhD candidates are to be involved in a focused and consistent research context.
- The programme must have standards and procedures for
- admission and selection of PhD candidates: international advertisement and application
- the education and training programme, supervision and monitoring, and the working conditions for PhD candidates: supervision confirmations, dissertation agreements, regular progress reports, subject-specific content and supporting measures (transferable skills etc.), team supervision instead of individual supervision only, supervisor development, allowing for international mobility, and provision of different funding models for PhD candidates
- the completion of the doctoral programme: separation of supervisor and examiner (if compliant with study-law regulations).
- The programme must be based on international standards (see e.g. Seven Principles of Innovative Doctoral Training, Salzburg Recommendations, European Charter for Researchershttps://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/european-charter, Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers etc.)
Additional funding for ongoing FWF Doctoral Programmes (DK projects) cannot be requested through the doc.funds programme.
- 4 years
- Personnel costs for 5 to 10 PhD candidates
- Education and training costs of up to €5,000 per year for each PhD position requested
- 5% general project costs
- Start of call for applications: 21 February 2018
- Submission deadline: 14 May 2018
- in English
- final funding decisions will be made by the FWF Board Board in early March 2019 based on the recommendations of the international doc.funds jury
- Recommendations are based on an international review procedure and presentations (hearings) before the international doc.funds-Jury. The hearings are scheduled for mid-/late February 2019.
Number of grants
- about 4-6 doc.funds-projects
1 In this context, the qualification requirements defined for the FWF's Stand-Alone Projects programme apply (see http://www.fwf.ac.at/
fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Antragstellung/Einzelprojekte/p_application-guidelines.pdf(pdf, 321KB), pp. 1-2).