[CALL] WWTF - Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators Call 2017


Deadline: 2017-07-13

The 8th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call 2017 is issued for two group leader positions.

Please notice the »internal submission procedure!

This years's VRG call is issued for two positions in the area of Mathematics and ...

Target group

It addresses Vienna-based research institutions that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for the set-up and management of an independent research group. WWTF takes unconventional research careers into consideration.


1.6 Mio. €


6-8 years


planned for December 2017. Hearings in Vienna at end of November/beginning of December.

A Vienna Research Group is an assembly of researchers that launches individuals in their post-doc phase onto their next career step. Typically it is the first “genuine” group led by such a young researcher who undertakes leadership responsibility for several group members. Vienna Research Group leaders usually are two to eight years after PhD; care duties may extend this period by up to four years. WWTF intentionally aims this initiative at very young researchers.

Key milestones are: (i) an interim evaluation after three to four years; and (ii) the end of the “first” phase, chiefly financed by WWTF, after five years. The second phase will depend on the framework and opportunities available at the home institutions and will run for one to three years. Funding by WWTF is supplemented, particularly in the second phase (i.e. years 6, 6-7 or 6-8), by a significant rise in financing by the host institution. Vienna Research Group leaders are to be independent in designing their research work and recruiting their staff.


All interested parties are cordially invited to an open Proposers’ Day on April 6, 2017, 10 am - 12 noon, Schlickgasse 3/8, 1090 Wien.