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Hertha Firnberg and Elise Richter Programme for Female Scientists, Austria

posted Apr 9, 2011, 3:48 AM by Katon Dwi Kurniawan   [ updated Apr 19, 2011, 9:00 AM by Ppi Austria ]
[deadline: 27 May 2011]




Career development for female scientists

The FWF is offering extremely well qualified female scientists who are working towards a career in universities the chance of a two-stage funding for a total of six years.

The career development programme for female scientists is divided into the Hertha Firnberg Programme for post-docs, which aims to support women at the start of their scientific careers, and the Elise Richter Programme for senior post-docs, which aims at providing scientists with the necessary qualifications to apply for professorial positions within Austria or abroad.


Hertha Firnberg Program

Target group :
Highly qualified female scientists of any scientific discipline, who have completed their university studies 

Goals :
- Improvement of the career prospects for women in Austrian research facilities
- Very generous support for women at the start of their scientific careers or on its resumption following maternity leave

Requirements :
- completed doctoral studies
- international scientific publications
- aged 40 or under at the time of application, or at most 4 years of postdoc experience, allowance is made for time spent raising children

Length 
- 36 months (up to 12 months therefrom can be spent at research facilities abroad)
- Level EUR 58.780 personnel costs per year plus
- EUR 10,000 p.a. for material, travel, assistance etc.

Applications
- 2 calls a year in spring/autumn. Next call: April 4 - May 27, 2011 (date of the postmark)
- in English

Allocation
- by the FWF Board based on an international review process
- in the June Board meeting (for fall call), in the December Board meeting (for spring call)

Contact

Susanne Woytacek
Barbara Zimmermann


Elise Richter Program

Target group
Highly qualified female scientists and scholars of any discipline, who strive for an university career.

Goals
- to support the academic career of highly qualified female scientists and scholars and to enhance their university career
- after completion of the program a level of qualification should be accomplished which enables participants to apply for a local or abroad professorship ("Habilitation" or equal qualification)

Requirements
- appropriate postdoctoral experience
- international scientific publications
- preparatory work related to the proposed research project
- no age limit

Length 
12 to 48 months

Level
- personnel costs EUR 64.670 (Senior Postdoc)
- project specific costs up to EUR 15,000 per year as outlined in the proposal (therefore EUR 2,000 per year can be used for coaching purposes)
- EUR 1,950 lump sum per child per year

Applications
- 2 calls a year in spring/autumn. Next call: April 4 - May 27, 2011 (date of the postmark)
- in English

Allocation
- by the FWF Board based on an international review process
- in the June Board meeting (for fall call), in the December Board meeting (for spring call)

Contact

Susanne Woytacek
Barbara Zimmermann