Fellowship and mobility programmes

VDSEE grants


  • Applications can be sent on a regular basis, but at least two months before the planned trip. (Application form can be found here)
  • Students are eligible to maximum one grant during active PhD studies and a maximum of 1.500 € in total will be funded. 

Completion grants

  • Support of VDSEE PhD-candidates in the final phase of their Doctoral Studies.
  • Info and application is here.

Additional funding opportunities

PhD fellowships

  • DOC Scholarship [ÖAW]
    • Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for doctoral candidates of all areas of research.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds
    • Fellowship for experimental basic biomedical research
    • Completion fellowship
    • Young, highly qualified doctoral candidates in all fields of mathematics, natural and technical sciences are invited to apply
    • Mobility & Care Fund
      • Female academic staff (pre-docs and post-docs) at the University of Vienna can apply for a fund to cover additional childcare costs incurred as a result of a mobility stay.
      • This fund is administered by HR and Gender equality department of University of Vienna. 


    Mobility programs


    PostDoc mobility programmes

    • Erwin Schrödinger Fellowships including a return phase
      Young and especially highly qualified scientists of any disciplin | completed doctoral studie, international scientific publications, invitation from the foreign research institution | Fellowship abroad: 10 to 24 months; return phase: max. 12 months (depends on the duration of the fellowship abroad) | No application deadlines | Processing time: 4 months on average