[CALL] ÖAW - DOC Fellowship


Deadline: 2019-09-30

For highly qualified doctoral candidates (38.000 Euro/year, 24-36 months)

DeadlineCommittee MeetingStart of Fellowship
2019-02-28June 20191 Sept 2019
2019-05-31Oct 20191 Jan 2020
2019-09-30March 20201 July 2020

Application for a DOC Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is open to all young researchers in all areas of basic research who

  • completed their Diplom or Master’s degrees no more than two years prior to applying,
  • are writing their doctoral thesis at an Austrian university, and
  • fulfil the admission requirements for doctoral or PhD studies of the university in question.

Application is conditional on above-average qualifications on the part of the applicant and the submission of an exposé of their doctoral thesis, a positive reference by their doctoral supervisor including proof of provision of all relevant resources for the project’s undertaking, and a brief description of the academic environment in which the thesis is being written.

Length of funding

DOC Fellowships are awarded for 24, 30, or 36 months.
If childcare duties for at least one child under the age of 7 (e.g. as a single parent) can be proven, the fellowship can be taken up as a part-time fellowship. In this case, the fellowship’s duration can be lengthened by up to half the time granted.

Extent of funding

A DOC Fellowship is funded in the amount of 38,000 Euros per annum.
This amount is a super gross sum and contains the legally required non-wage labour costs (including the employer’s contribution), taxes and duties.  
Additional travel expenses of up to 500 Euros per annum can be applied for to fund active participation in scientific conferences or research stays abroad.
A subsidy of up to 1,900 Euros per annum is available for childcare.


Exceptions can be made if proof can be provided of time taken off for childcare, military or alternative service, disability or illness, and must be established via communication with the Department of Fellowships and Awards prior to application.