APART-GSK is a funding programme for excellent junior scholars in the humanities and the social and cultural sciences (GSK) in the first post-doc phase of their careers.
The programme seeks to offer opportunities for extraordinary young researchers on the path to scholarly independence to acquire open-topic funding by themselves and with their own research ideas.
The aim is to support successful applicants in preparing their next important career step (“second book” or habilitation).

Target group

Applications are invited from post-docs from Austria and abroad up to a maximum of three years after receipt of their doctorate who can already demonstrate outstanding publications.

The project can be undertaken at any suitable Austrian research institution. Part of the period under funding can be spent abroad.

NEW 2024: Fellowships from FZÖ Funds

The Fonds Zukunft Österreich (FZÖ) provides funding for dissertation projects dealing with issues related to the EU Missions within the framework of Horizon Europe (Cancer, Climate, Ocean, Cities, Soil) or the priority topics in the ÖAW's development plan (Empires and World Orders, Energy Systems, Aging, Artificial Intelligence).

Applications for funding under this framework are automatically included in the APART-GSK review process. Application requirements, selection criteria as well as amount and duration of funding correspond to the specifications for the APART-GSK program.

In the case of an application for funding under this framework, the reference to one of the named subject areas must be clearly presented in the project description.

The Road to a Fellowship





APART-GSK documents


Value of Fellowship
+ travel and material costs

Duration of Fellowship
36 / 48 Months

Submission Deadline
25 March 2024 (23:59 CET)