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/per day) as well as a workspace at the IFK with an iMac and internet access. For Fellows with a proper residence outside Vienna, the one-off arrival and departure costs to and from Vienna and a rent allowance are covered. Costs for health and social insurance are not covered by the IFK.


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


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: 02. May 2022
Application End: 03. July 2022