IFK_Research Fellowships are intended for postdoctoral researchers. Qualified applications can be submitted regardless of the nationality and institutional or professional affiliation of the applicant. Austrian applicants with comparable qualifications are given preference.

Length and funding:

Research fellowships are awarded for an academic semester (1 October to 31 January or 1 March to 30 June).

IFK_Research Fellowships include an expense allowance of max. €2,325 monthly (€ 75 / day) as well as a workspace at the IFK with EDP and internet access. For Fellows with a proper residence outside Vienna, the one-off arrival and departure costs to and from Vienna and free accommodation in a 35 m2 apartment for one person are covered. Costs for health and social insurance are not covered by the IFK.


The recent application round is for the academic year 2021/22.

Application Start: 4 May 2020
Application End: 5 July 2020

Decisions regarding fellowship conferral will be communicated by 7 December 2020.

An application as a Research Fellow excludes a parallel application as a Senior Fellow.