FWF - Erwin Schrödinger Fellowships including a return phase


Young and especially highly qualified scientists of any discipline.

Target group

Young and especially highly qualified scientists of any discipline


  • Promotion of scientific work at leading foreign research institutions; gaining experience abroad during the postdoc-phase
  • facilitation of access to new scientific areas, methods, procedures and techniques so as to contribute - following return to Austria - to the further development of science in Austria


  • completed doctoral studies
  • international scientific publications
  • invitation from the foreign research institution
  • If a return phase is requested: confirmation of the Austrian research institution



10 to 24 months without return phase respectively 16 to 36 months including return phase (return phase = 6 to 12 months)


  • Fellowship abroad: depends on the destination, at an average 38,000 € per year, tax free
  • for the return phase: personnel costs of 71,090 € per year (contract of employment ) and project specific costs up to 12,000 € per year