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FWF | doc.funds.connect

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Tu 5.3.2024
14 h

Doc.funds.connect grants fund joint doctoral training programs at universities and universities of applied sciences. The program facilitates cooperation between institutions, strengthens the research competence of universities of applied sciences, and offers doctoral students additional opportunities for career development.

The funding program is aimed at all Austrian universities pursuant to the Universities Act (UG) and all Austrian universities of applied sciences pursuant to the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (FHG), where at least 5 researchers or arts-based researchers join to form a multi-institutional consortium to implement a collaborative project. project.

The main goal of the program is to fund the establishment and expansion of structured doctoral programs based on international standards, developed and organized jointly by universities and universities of applied sciences. These cooperative training and research structures are intended to help provide doctoral students with an excellent education in the long term.

At the same time, the funding also supports the development of research staff at universities of applied sciences according to the Universities of Applied Sciences Studies Act (FHG) and strengthens the cooperation between universities of applied sciences and universities.

Long term, the program aims to interlink basic and applied research and help establish application-oriented basic research.
Funding period and funding amount

Funding can be requested for fersonnel costs for up to 5 doctoral candidates plus training costs of up to €5,000 per doctoral candidate per year for a total of four years.

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