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


Fellowship abroad: 10 to 24 months; return phase: max. 12 months (depends on the duration of the fellowship abroad)


  • fellowship abroad (tax free): 35,600 € to 47,400 € per year (depends on the destination)
  • for the return phase: personnel costs of 75,890 € per year (contract of employment) and project specific costs up to 12,000 € per year