DOC [Doctoral Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences]

Within the fellowship program DOC the Austrian Academy of Sciences promotes excellent doctoral candidates in all research areas; goal of the program is to enable them to carry out their dissertation project within a definable period of time.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • no age limit
  • maximum 2 years after completion of the Diplom or Master degree (for exceptions see programme information)
  • enrolment as a doctoral candidate at an Austrian university
  • submission of a proposal and a reference letter of the supervisor

Amount of Funding:  38,000 euros annually before tax
                                     in addition, max. 500 euros annually for travel expenses

Funding Duration: 24 to 36 months

Deadline for Application: September 15, 2017 (postmark)


Reorganization of the Application Procedure

As of now applications for the DOC program will be accepted continuously, that means, applications submitted before or after the application deadline (September 15, 2017) that meet the eligibility requirements will be accepted as well.

An additional meeting of the fellowship committee will take place in November 2017. In this meeting those applications will be discussed which have been reviewed by at least two international experts. Based on these reviews the committee will decide which applications will be funded.

As of 2018 there will be at least two meetings of the fellowship committee (spring and autumn) in which decisions on applications can be taken.