Deadline: 2024-01-15

for excellent junior post docs (max. 3 years after doctorate) in MINT

APART-MINT is a funding programme for excellent young scientists in mathematics, natural and life sciences, technical sciences and medicine in the first post-doc phase of their careers.

The fellowships with a duration of 12 months are intended to support unconventional, innovative, potentially risky ideas with an uncertain outcome.

Target group

Applications are invited from post-docs from Austria and abroad who

  • finished their doctorate/PhD no longer than three years before applying (that is: after 1 January 2021),
  • submit an original and innovative idea for a project and
  • can already demonstrate outstanding publications.

The project can be undertaken at any suitable Austrian research institution.


Recognition is given to time taken out for (child)care or in the case of disabilities/illness or military or civilian service. Exceptions must be discussed with the Department of Fellowships and Awards prior to application.

Duration of funding

The fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 months.

In the case of a positive assessment of the progress of the project by the end of the funding period, an extension for a further six months is possible.

Level of funding

The level of funding (= personnel costs) amounts to EUR 70,000 gross/gross.

Additional funding amounting to a maximum of EUR 12,000 can be applied for in order to finance project-specific travel and materials expenses.

In case of an extension for a further six months, the amount of the fellowship for this period is EUR 35,000 gross/gross.

A subsidy of up to EUR 2.000 per annum is available for childcare.


The funding is paid in annual instalments either directly to the fellow (“Neue Selbstständige”) or to the university or non-university research institute in Austria at which the fellow is employed.  Employment within the framework of the funding programme is conditional on confirmation by the director of the institute that in the event of a fellowship being awarded a workspace will be available.

There can be no payment of the fellowship for any period before its commencement.


The project should be started not later than four months after the fellowship was granted.

For the duration of the project fellows must be employed or get support by an Austrian university or research institute that provides the necessary infrastructure.