Career Development for Women Researchers
- 2021-10-11 / 00:00 CET
- 2021-12-10 / 14:00 CET
- Stamp Validity
The annual call for research proposals under the Elise Richter programme opens on 11 October 2021. The deadline for submissions is 10 December 2021 (date of postmark). The senior post-doc programme “Elise Richter” enables successful applicants to obtain the qualifications necessary to apply for professorial positions in Austria or further afield.
Applications can be submitted via the FWF’s electronic application portal (elane). Please note that applications must be submitted according to the current application guidelines. Funding decisions will be taken by the FWF Board at the end of June 2022, on the basis of international peer reviews.
Career advancement and women’s promotion with ESPRIT
The ESPRIT Programme offers highly qualified postdocs at the beginning of their academic careers the opportunity to submit proposals on a rolling basis. ESPRIT strives to support researchers as best as possible in their career development, to integrate them into Austrian cutting-edge research, and to further promote equal opportunities and diversity. The programme offers, like Elise Richter (and formerly Hertha Firnberg), specific measures to promote women’s careers, such as child allowances for full-time employed mothers of children up to the age of 3, coaching and networking activities, and mentoring and visibility measures for women. Half of the available funds are reserved for women. Ongoing projects offer a lot of flexibility and can be continued with a global budget if the researcher receives a tenure-track position during the course of the project.