Uni Docs Fellowship Programme for Doctoral Candidates at University of Vienna in Austria , and applications are submitted till 11 January 2016. Uni:Docs Fellowship Programme is open for international applicants who wish to pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Vienna. The fellowship will provide early stage researchers to focus exclusively on their research and make substantial contributions to science. The maximum funding duration of the uni:docs programme is three years. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): the University of Vienna | Austria
Fellowship is awarded to make substantial contributions to science.
Field(s): Fellowship is awarded to make substantial contributions to science
Deadline: 11 January 2016.
for Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Uni Docs Fellowship Programme is targeted for open to international applicants.
‣ Award No: The uni:docs fellowship programme is an individual scholarship.
‣ Scholarship Duration: The fellowship programme is awarded for three years.
An evaluation will
take place in the first year (in the 10th funding month). A positive
evaluation requires a successful public presentation, a first annual
progress report, and a positive statement of the supervisor. At
first, the PhD candidates are employed for one year and only after a
positive evaluation the employment will be extended for another two
years. The maximum funding duration of the uni:docs programme is
three years. An extension of the funding duration is not possible.
However, an interruption for research reasons, such as for a funded
research stay abroad, is possible. The salary is suspended for the
duration of this interruption. In this case the programme will be
prolonged for the duration of the interruption. The supervisor and
the rectorate need to approve the interruption.
fellows will be employed at the University of Vienna for 30h/week
according to the current collective agreement. Uni:docs fellows are
members of the scientific staff who enjoy all rights and duties
involved in such a position.
‣ The Uni Docs Fellowship Programme is an individual scholarship which aims at financing excellent doctoral candidates for a period of three years. The scholarship will provide outstanding early stage researchers with conditions that allow them to focus exclusively on their research and thus make substantial contributions to science.
‣ The fellowship programme will be offered once a year. It will be awarded on the basis of a multilevel review process. Currently, three calls for applications are planned.
need not necessarily already be enrolled as PhD candidates at the
time of application.
enrolled applicants: If the applicant is already enrolled as a PhD
candidate at the University of Vienna, the admission has to have
occurred no earlier than the summer semester 2015.
yet enrolled applicants: If the applicant is not yet enrolled as a
PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, the admission needs to
take place before October 2016.
funding of a duration of at least 2 years has been granted from
elsewhere (e.g. ÖAW-DOC scholarship, or an employment at the
university), then it is not possible to apply for the uni:docs
funding of part-time dissertations is not possible. Additional
employment which is not clearly related to research is also not
need a supervisor at the University of Vienna who is working in the
field of the planned thesis. At the time of their application,
applicants already have to be accepted by this supervisor as PhD
candidate. The supervisor needs to fill out an online form to
complete the application process.
Selection Criteria for Uni Docs Fellowship Programme
will be awarded on the basis of a multilevel review process.
Currently, three calls for applications are planned. The selection of
the candidates is based on interviews and the external evaluation of
interviews will be held on 12 June 2016.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Submission is possible online only through the Funding Portal of the Service Unit Reserach Services and Career Development. All documents need to be uploaded in time. Documents need to be submitted in the prevailing scientific language of the specific research field.
in the Life- and Natural Sciences the application must be in English.
The application language is not necessarily the language in which the
dissertation will be authored.
note: The language of the application must allow for both the
internal as well as the international review of the applications. If
the language of the application constrains either one of the
selection steps, your application may be rejected.
further documents must be uploaded as pdf. documents. These documents
1. CV (in the language of the application),
2. Narrative CV (in German or English, max. 3 pages),
3. Research proposal (max. 10 pages including reference list).
In order to complete the application, also the supervisor has to fill out an online form. With the submission of the application, the supervisor is automatically asked via the online system to submit this statement. All documents are to be composed with font size 11 and 1.5 spacing.
Applications are due on 11
2016. The statement has to be submitted by the supervisor online
before 18 January 2016.
forms and guidelines can be download from the official website
is important to read the application procedure, and visit the
official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how
to apply for