IFK_Senior Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers who are advanced in their academic careers, and want to pursue their own research at the IFK while fostering intellectual cooperation with the IFK_Fellows and other Austrian colleagues. Qualified applications for this fellowship will be accepted from individuals of all nationalities and regardless of institutional or professional affiliation. Applicants with an international reputation and a publication profile that identifies them as leading experts in their respective scientific fields are particularly encouraged to apply.

Length and funding:

Senior Fellowships are awarded for an academic semester (October 1–January 31, or March 1–June 30).

IFK_Senior Fellowships include an expense allowance of max. € 2,325 monthly (€ 75/per day) as well as a workstation at the IFK with an iMac and internet access. Fellows that are not residents of Vienna will be supplied with one-time round-trip travel to and from Vienna and accommodation in a 35 sqm apartment. Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and social security.


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


Decisions regarding fellowship conferral will be communicated by  December 2020.

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


Click here for the online application: Application Form
Of course, we cannot know yet whether the Fellowships will take place still in a reduced or partially virtual form due to the Covid-19-measures. However, we have already developed a very good structures to ensure that the Fellowships run smoothly in every case.
Application Start: 18. May 2020
Application End: 02. August 2020