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FWF | Elise Richter Programme

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Due Date
Tu 16.7.2024
14 h

The Elise Richter Programme for senior postdocs have been designed as a specific funding measure for women in science and research.

Target group

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


  • 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)


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


  • 12 to 48 months


  • Personnel costs according to the current senior postdoc rate
  • project specific costs up to 30,000.00 € per year


  • via the FWF’s electronic application portal (elane)
  • accepted continuously, no application deadlines
  • in English


  • by the FWF Board based on an international review process
  • generally in the March, June or November/December Board meeting

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