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FWF | Erwin Schrödinger Fellowships including a return phase

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Submissions accepted continuously

The Erwin Schrödinger Fellowships are intended for young and highly qualified scientists of any discipline and seek to enable young scholars to gain experience abroad during the postdoc-phase.

Target group

Young and especially highly qualified scientists of any discipline


  • Promotion of scientific work at leading foreign research institutions; gaining experience abroad during the postdoc-phase
  • facilitation of access to new scientific areas, methods, procedures and techniques so as to contribute - following return to Austria - to the further development of science in Austria


  • completed doctoral studies
  • international scientific publications
  • invitation from the foreign research institution
  • If a return phase is requested: confirmation of the Austrian research institution


Fellowship abroad: 10 to 24 months; return phase: max. 12 months (depends on the duration of the fellowship abroad)


  • Fellowship abroad (tax free): 34,100 € to 46,400 € per year (depends on the destination)
  • for the return phase: personnel costs of 72,630 € per year (contract of employment) and project specific costs up to 12,000 € per year


only via the FWF’s electronic application portal ( elane )

  • accepted continuously, no application deadlines
  • in English

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