[CALL] FWF - Lise Meitner Fellowships


Deadline: ongoing (until 30 Apr 2021)

For post-doctoral researchers planning to come to Austria.


+++ Will be integrated into FWF ESPRIT programme +++

Target group
highly qualified researchers of any discipline who could contribute to the scientific development of an Austrian research institution by working at it.

  • incoming: post-doctoral researchers from abroad
  • reintegration: post-doctoral researchers who have left Austria and wish to return to an Austrian research institution


  • strengthening of the quality and the scientific know-how of the Austrian scientific community
  • creation of international contacts
  • career development


  • completed doctoral studies
  • international scientific publications
  • invitation from an Austrian research institution

24 months (project extension is not possible)


  • dependent on the level of qualification personnel costs of 66,070 € (post-doc) or 72,630 € (senior post-doc) per year
  • project-specific costs up to 12,000 € per year

As of 1 Jan. 2018 only via the FWF’s electronic application portal (elane)

  • together with an Austrian co-applicant (mentor)
  • accepted continuously, no application deadlines
  • in English