FWF-Webinar for ESPRIT-Programme


2023-10-12, 10:00-12:30

Since April 2021, ESPRIT offers highly qualified postdocs an improved opportunity for advancing their academic careers. ESPRIT strives to support researchers as best as possible in their career development, to integrate them into Austrian cutting-edge research, and to further promote equal opportunities and diversity.

The objectives of ESPRIT are


  • to promote excellent, innovative research,
  • to retain, attract, and win back outstanding researchers and thus strengthen Austrian research institutes,
  • to support outstanding women researchers,
  • to promote career and skills development (develop/establish own research profile based on an independent research project),
  • to enhance career prospects (boost competitiveness through publications, collaborations, and increased visibility).

The FWF also places particular emphasis on the promotion of women. The programme offers specific measures to promote women’s careers, such as child allowances for full-time employed mothers of children up to the age of 3, coaching and networking activities, and visibility measures for women. Furthermore, the FWF aims to award at least half of the projects in the program to female principal investigators. Ongoing projects offer a lot of flexibility and can be continued with a global budget if the researcher receives a tenure-track position during the course of the project.

Questions about the Programme: Eva Wysocki

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This webinar will be held in English.