Uni:Docs Fellowship Programme is open for international applicants who wish to pursue their doctoral studies at the University of Vienna. The fellowship will provide early stage researchers to focus exclusively on their research and make substantial contributions to science. The maximum funding duration of the uni:docs programme is three years. The application deadline is 11 January 2016.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded to make substantial contributions to science.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing doctoral research programme at the University of Vienna.
Scholarship Provider: Center for Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria
-The fellowship programme is open to doctoral candidates of all disciplines.
-Applicants need not necessarily already be enrolled as PhD candidates at the time of application. Already enrolled applicants: If the applicant is already enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, the admission has to have occurred no earlier than the summer semester 2014. Not yet enrolled applicants: If the applicant is not yet enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, the admission needs to take place before October 2016.
-If funding of a duration of at least 2 years has been granted from elsewhere (e.g. ÖAW-DOC scholarship, or an employment at the university), then it is not possible to apply for the uni:docs scholarship.
-The funding of part-time dissertations is not possible. Additional employment which is not clearly related to research is also not possible.
-Applicants need a supervisor at the University of Vienna who is working in the field of the planned thesis. At the time of their application, applicants already have to be accepted by this supervisor as PhD candidate. The supervisor needs to fill out an online form to complete the application process.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The uni:docs Programme is open to international applicants.
Scholarship Description: The uni:docs fellowship programme is an individual scholarship which aims at financing excellent doctoral candidates for a period of three years. The scholarship will provide outstanding early stage researchers with conditions that allow them to focus exclusively on their research and thus make substantial contributions to science. The fellowship programme will be offered once a year. It will be awarded on the basis of a multilevel review process. Currently, three calls for applications are planned.
Number of award(s): The uni:docs fellowship programme is an individual scholarship.
Duration of award(s): The fellowship programme is awarded for three years. An evaluation will take place in the first year (in the 10th funding month). A positive evaluation requires a successful public presentation, a first annual progress report, and a positive statement of the supervisor. At first, the PhD candidates are employed for one year and only after a positive evaluation the employment will be extended for another two years. The maximum funding duration of the uni:docs programme is three years. An extension of the funding duration is not possible. However, an interruption for research reasons, such as for a funded research stay abroad, is possible. The salary is suspended for the duration of this interruption. In this case the programme will be prolonged for the duration of the interruption. The supervisor and the rectorate need to approve the interruption.
What does it cover? Uni:docs fellows will be employed at the University of Vienna for 30h/week according to the current collective agreement. Uni:docs fellows are members of the scientific staff who enjoy all rights and duties involved in such a position.
Selection Criteria: Fellowship will be awarded on the basis of a multilevel review process. Currently, three calls for applications are planned. The selection of the candidates is based on interviews and the external evaluation of the proposal.
Notification: The interviews will be held on 12 June 2016.
How to Apply: Submission is possible online only through the Funding Portal of the Service Unit Reserach Services and Career Development. All documents need to be uploaded in time. Documents need to be submitted in the prevailing scientific language of the specific research field. However, in the Life- and Natural Sciences the application must be in English. The application language is not necessarily the language in which the dissertation will be authored.
Please note: The language of the application must allow for both the internal as well as the international review of the applications. If the language of the application constrains either one of the selection steps, your application may be rejected. All further documents must be uploaded as pdf. documents. These documents include:
1. CV (in the language of the application),
2. Narrative CV (in German or English, max. 3 pages),
3. Research proposal (max. 10 pages including reference list).
In order to complete the application, also the supervisor has to fill out an online form. With the submission of the application, the supervisor is automatically asked via the online system to submit this statement. All documents are to be composed with font size 11 and 1.5 spacing.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 11 January 2016. The statement has to be submitted by the supervisor online before 18 January 2016.