ifk Senior Fellowship

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.


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. 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. All Fellows are responsible for their own health insurance and social security.


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



Applications can be submitted in either German or English


Required documents

In addition to the completed online application form (you will find the link here once the next application process has started), you must upload the following documents as ONE merged PDF at the end of the online application

> Cover Sheet with your academic title, name and departmental as well as institutional affilitation.

Short abstract of your project (max. 1.000 characters incl. blanks)

> Research proposal (max. 1,200 words, incl. footnotes, excl. bibliography)

Core bibliography relevant to your research project (1 page max.)

Academic curriculum vitae/list of publications (5 pages max.)


Pleas note: An application as a Senior Fellow excludes a parallel application as a Research Fellow!


For more information, please see the informational document as PDF available for download below on this page.
If you have any questions that are not answered in the informational document, on our website or in the online application form itself, then please write to or contact us per telephone: +43 1 504 11 26 2606.
The next call for applications will be launched for the academic year 2025/26 (October 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026).


You can apply starting May 6, 2024. We are looking forward to your submission!

Application Start: 06. May 2024
Application End: 07. July 2024