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Apply Now – Hertha Firnberg Program in Austria/Canada for Highly Qualified Female Scientists In Any Discipline


Apply Now – Hertha Firnberg Program in Austria/Canada for Highly Qualified Female Scientists In Any Discipline

Hertha Firnberg Programme

Course(s) Offered: Science, Medicine
Course Level: Postgraduate (postdoct)
Provider: FWF
Country to Study in: Austria

Scholarship Description
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) is offering extremely well qualified female scientists who are working towards a career in universities the chance of a two-stage funding for a total of six years.

The career development programme for female scientists is divided into the Hertha Firnberg Programme for post-docs, which aims to support women at the start of their scientific careers, and the Elise Richter Programme for senior post-docs,and the Elise Richter Program for arts-based research, Elise Richter PEEK, which aim at providing the necessary qualifications to apply for professorial positions within Austria or abroad. 

The goal of the Hertha Firnberg Program is: i). Improvement of the career prospects for women in Austrian research facilities, and ii). very generous support during the postdoc phase for women at the start of their scientific careers or on its resumption following maternity leave.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country

Participating Institutions

Universities and other research institutions in Austria

Fields of study
Postdoctoral studies in ANY discipline

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The length of sponsorship is 36 months (up to 12 months therefrom can be spent at research facilities abroad) 

Scholarship benefits
The value is 64.670 € personnel costs per year plus 12,000 € p.a. for material, travel, assistance etc.

Allocation of the Hertha Firnberg Programme awards is by the FWF Board based on an international review process. Allocations are made in the June Board meeting (for fall call), and in the December Board meeting (for spring call).

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The Austrian Science Fund (or Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschungabbreviated FWF) is Austria’s most important and central funding organization for basic research.

The FWF supports research in science, engineering, and the humanities through a large variety of grant programmes, prizes and by funding infrastructure. The self-governed organization is based in Vienna and financed by the Austrian federal government.

Application Process
Applicants must submit an online application form here stating clearly the following:

  1. First and Last name of applicant as it appears in his/her credentials.
  2. Residential Address of applicant.
  3. Educational qualification(s)
  4. Email address.
  5. You must clearly indicate the language you speak (i.e. English/French).

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