The OeAW awards up to eight fellowships per year to holders of a doctorate or PhD in the humanities and social and cultural sciences in order to assist in the transition to the post-doc phase.
In particular, the aim is to support:
- the completion of publications resulting from a doctoral thesis
- the development of a candidate’s own research project for applying to national or international funding bodies
- the development of (international) networks and cooperation
Applications are invited from outstanding young scholars who have completed their doctoral/PhD studies in the field of the humanities and cultural and social sciences in Austria no more than six months before the submission deadline.
If the candidate’s doctoral/PhD studies have not ended before the submission deadline, the doctoral thesis must have been completed and submitted to the examiners by this deadline at the latest. The examiners’ reports on the doctoral thesis must be made available in time for the awards meeting.