University of Vienna is inviting applications for uni:docs fellowship programme which is available for early stage researchers to focus exclusively on their research and make substantial contributions to science. The fellowship aims at financing excellent doctoral candidates for a period of three years. The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates of all disciplines. Applicants need not necessarily already be enrolled as PhD candidates at the time of application. Applicants need a supervisor at the University of Vienna who is working in the field of the planned thesis. At the time of their application, applicants already have to be accepted by this supervisor as PhD candidate. The application deadline is 9 January 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is open is awarded to make substantial contributions to science.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing doctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: Center for Doctoral Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Award can be taken at: Austria
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-The fellowship programme is open to doctoral candidates of all disciplines.
-Applicants need not necessarily already be enrolled as PhD candidates at the time of application.
-Already enrolled applicants: If the applicant is already enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, the admission has to have occurred no earlier than the summer semester 2013.
-Not yet enrolled applicants: If the applicant is not yet enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna, the admission needs to take place before October 2015.
-If funding of a duration of at least 2 years has been granted from elsewhere (e.g. ÖAW-DOC scholarship, or an employment at the university), then it is not possible to apply for the uni:docs scholarship.
-The funding of part-time dissertations is not possible. Additional employment which is not clearly related to research is also not possible.
-Applicants need a supervisor at the University of Vienna who is working in the field of the planned thesis. At the time of their application, applicants already have to be accepted by this supervisor as PhD candidate. The supervisor needs to fill out an online form (see application documents) to complete the application process.
Open for International Students: This doctoral fellowship programme is open to both Austrian and international candidates.
Description: The uni:docs fellowship programme is an individual opportunity which aims at financing excellent doctoral candidates for a period of three years. The sponsorship will provide outstanding early stage researchers with conditions that allow them to focus exclusively on their research and thus make substantial contributions to science. The fellowship programme will be offered once a year. It will be awarded on the basis of a multilevel review process. Currently, three calls for applications are planned.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Fellowship will begin from 1 October 2015. Generally, The grant is granted for three years. An evaluation will take place in the first year (in the 10th funding month). A positive evaluation requires a successful public presentation, a first annual progress report, and a positive statement of the supervisor. At first, the PhD candidates are employed for one year and only after a positive evaluation the employment will be extended for another two years. The maximum funding duration of the uni:docs programme is three years. An extension of the funding duration is not possible. However, an interruption for research reasons, such as for a funded research stay abroad, is possible. The salary is suspended for the duration of this interruption. In this case the programme will be prolonged for the duration of the interruption. The supervisor and the rectorate need to approve the interruption.
What does it cover? Uni:docs fellows will be employed at the University of Vienna for 30h/week according to the current collective agreement. Uni:docs fellows are members of the scientific staff who enjoy all rights and duties involved in such a position.
Selection Criteria: The selection of the candidates is based on interviews and the external evaluation of the proposal.
Notification: Applicants will be informed about their positive application at the latest in July 2015.
How to Apply: Candidates are required to submit applicants online.
Language: Documents need to be submitted in the prevailing scientific language of the specific research field. However, in the Life- and Natural Sciences the application must be in English. The application language is not necessarily the language in which the dissertation will be authored.
Please note: The language of the application must allow for both the internal as well as the international review of the applications. If the language of the application constrains either one of the selection steps, your application may be rejected.
-The application form and the abstract are to be filled in online. If the application is in German, the abstract has to be written in German as well. If the application is in a language other than German, the abstract must be written in English. All further documents must be uploaded as pdf. documents. All documents are to be composed with font size 11 and 1.5 spacing. These documents include:
1. CV (in the language of the application),
2. Narrative CV (in German or English, max. 3 pages),
3. Research proposal (max. 15 pages including reference list).
-In order to complete the application, also the supervisor has to fill out an online form. With the submission of the application, the supervisor is automatically asked via the online system to submit this statement.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 9 January 2015. The statement has to be submitted by the supervisor online before 16 January 2015, 14:00 CET.