[CALL] FWF - Elise Richter Programme


Deadline: 11 Dec 2020, 14:00

For female senior post-docs, who strive for a university career.

+++ Call opens 12 Oct 2020 +++

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 and academics is divided into the Hertha Firnberg Programme for post-docs, which aims to support women at the start of their academic careers, and the Elise Richter Programme for senior post-docs and the Elise Richter Program for arts-based research, Elise Richter PEEK, which aim at providing the necessary qualifications to apply for professorial positions within Austria or abroad. 

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

Principle of territoriality: "Applicants must have had their main residence in Austria for at least three of the past ten years at the time the application is submitted, and/or must have been working continuously as a researcher in Austria for at least the two consecutive years preceding the submission of the application."

Pease note: Participants of Lise-Meitner Programme are not restricted by the principle of territoriality!


  • 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 of 74,380 €
  • project specific costs up to 15,000 € per year