The DOC Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences offers funding for highly qualified doctoral candidates in all areas of research. The fellowships in the amount of 38,000 Euros allow young researchers to dedicate themselves to working in focused fashion to complete their doctoral thesis within a clear timeframe.
Applications for a DOC Fellowship are open to doctoral candidates of all ages who
- completed their Diplom or Master’s degrees no more than two years ago,
- are writing their thesis at an Austrian university, and
- submit a project exposé and a reference from their doctoral supervisor.
Cooperation with the IWM
The Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) in Vienna offers DOC Fellows undertaking research projects in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and cultural studies the opportunity of a six-month research stay at the institute. These Visiting Fellowships include a workspace at the IWM with IT facilities and involvement in the international scientific community.
Applicants interested in these opportunities should mention this in the cover letter accompanying their application. If a fellowship is awarded, the OeAW will forward the application documents to the IWM . The final selection of the candidates will then be made by the responsible authorities at the IWM.
The IWM charges a monthly fee (currently 250 euros) for the use of the infrastructure and lunch in the in-house cafeteria.
Cooperation with the IFK
Each year (from 1 October on one year to 30 June of the following year) the IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna give a maximum of 2 OeAW DOC Fellows the opportunity to participate in its research programme as Junior Fellows. This fellowship includes a workspace at the IFK with IT facilities and internet access.
Applicants interested in these opportunities should mention this in the cover letter accompanying their application. If a fellowship is awarded, the OeAW will forward the application documents to the IFK. The final selection of the candidates will then be made by the responsible authorities at the the IFK.