FWF - Lise Meitner Programme


For scientists from abroad.

Target group

highly qualified researchers of any discipline who could contribute to the scientific development of an Austrian research institution by working at it.

  • incoming: post-doctoral researchers from abroad
  • reintegration: post-doctoral researchers who have left Austria and wish to return to an Austrian research institution


  • strengthening of the quality and the scientific know-how of the Austrian scientific community
  • creation of international contacts
  • career development


  • completed doctoral studies
  • international scientific publications
  • invitation from an Austrian research institution


24 months (project extension is not possible)


  • dependent on the level of qualification personnel costs of 66,070 € (post-doc) or 72,630 € (senior post-doc) per year
  • project-specific costs up to 12,000 € per year


  • together with an Austrian co-applicant (mentor)
  • accepted continuously, no application deadlines
  • in English

Processing time

4 months on average

Lise Meitner 1946