Elise Richter PEEK

The FWF is planning to develop the Richter PEEK program further. Potential applicants will be informed about this at an early stage.

Target group
Highly qualified female arts-based researchers, who strive for a university career.


  • to support the academic career of highly qualified female arts-based researchers 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)


  • a minimum of 2 years of arts-based research experience in Austria or abroad
  • international arts-based research publications
  • preparatory work related to the proposed research project
  • no age limit
  • different to the application for an Elise Richter-position a completed PhD is not a requirement

12 to 48 months


  • personnel costs of 75,890.00 € per year
  • project specific costs up to 15,000.00 € per year

Via the FWF’s electronic application portal (elane).

  • one call per year in spring. Next call: April 12 - May 28, 2021; the possibility to submit via elane ends at 2:00 pm local time Vienna/Austria.
  • in English


  • by the FWF Board based on an international review process
  • The review process is carried out with the involvement of the international PEEK Board


Electronic application portal

In order to submit an Elise-Richter-PEEK application via elane, select  "Elise-Richter" in Application overview. In the form "Programme specific data" tick the box "Application for funding of a Elise Richter-PEEK-Position".