Award to carry out a scientific project (in the context of a dissertation).


  • Monthly € 600.--
  • The project cost may be higher than the amount of the fellowship allowance




Accredited for Application:

  • Post-graduates of Diplom-, alternatively Master- and Doctoral study (excluding Baccalaureate)
  • The University of Salzburg is seeking to increase the proportion of women in the allocation of Research Fellowships, and therefore, urges qualified women to apply. Therefore women´s applications will be privileged till 40% of the budget can be awarded to women.



  • Post graduate (excluding Baccalaureate)
  • Austrian citizenship or equivalent of EU citizenship according to §4 StudFG (in German)
  • The additional average monthly income within the term of the fellowship must not exceed € 1.100,-- (net)
  • The research fellowship has to be used to finance a scientific project (either already underway or newly introduced by the applicant) arranged by an organisational unit of the University of Salzburg e.g. Department.
  • The scientific project has to be carried out in the context of a dissertation, the registration of the dissertation and a positive assessment of the disposition are necessary.
  • Application for another grant for the same project will be considered on a case-by-case basis only.


Award Procedures:

  • Awarded annually
  • Duration of the Research Fellowships: 6 to 7 months
  • Announcement: Typically May
  • Closing date for applications: Typically, the middle/end of July for the current calendar year
  • There is no age limit


The following documents must be enclosed in the application:

  • Project description (max. 3 pages)
  • Illustration of the methodology (approach to the management of the project, etc.)
  • Endorsement of the project by the project supervisor
  • Optional: additional certification or qualification (e.g. publications, lectures, etc.)
  • Graduation Certificate in the respective field of study
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Confirmation corresponding to §4 StudFG (e.g. proof of citizenship)
  • Affidavit that the specified income level is not exceeded
  • Validation of positive assessment of the disposition
  • Administrative information form


The following criteria are important for the jury:

  • Scientific benefit (concerning basic research)
  • Novelty, originality of the purpose (concerning basic research)
  • Economic benefit (concerning basic research and applied research)
  • Quality of applied methods
  • If more than one students/scientists participate in the project, it is necessary to point out in the exposé the exact contribution of the applicant


The applications are to be submitted to:

The applications must be submitted to the following Offices to be considered (hardcopy form and electronical form (PDF; signed documents and certificates have to be scanned).

  • Catholic Theology: Marietta Heinrich, Universitätsplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg; direct dial: 2502 (Marietta.Heinrich(at)
  • Law: Mag. Petra Geiger; Churfürststraße 1, 5010 Salzburg; direct dial: 3006 (petra.geiger(at)
  • Cultural & Social Sciences: Nina Weinhold, Erzabt-Klotz Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg; direct dial: 4008 (nina.weinhold(at)
  • Natural Sciences: Isolde Rehrl, Hellbrunnerstraße 34, 5020 Salzburg; direct dial: 5000 (isolde.rehrl(at)
  • IFFB SBW: Mag. Sabine Brillinger, Department of Sport Sciences and Kinesiology, Schlossallee 49, 5400 Hallein, DW: 4852 (sabine.brillinger(at)
  • SOE: Mag. Till Mayrhofer, School of Education, Erzabt Klotz Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg, DW: 7300 (till.mayrhofer(at)


Applications of candidates of the following Interfaculty Departments are to be submitted to the following offices:

  • Interfaculty Department of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Neuropsychiatry: to the office of the Faculty of Law
  • Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics: to the office of the Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Cooperative Emphasis Science and Art: to the office of the Faculty of Cultural & Social Sciences



  • Assessment of the applications: in summer and autumn; final decision: end of the year; estimated time for starting the fellowship disbursement (in case of consent): January
  • After fellowship disbursement (in case of consent), the project supervisor will be asked to submit a short document summarizing the utilisation of the funds (approximately ½ page)
  • In case of denial: an application for the next announcement is possible
  • The award of research fellowships is carried out within the limits of private-sector-administration. Consequently, no legal claim for entitlement or amount of the fellowships can be demanded (even if the requirements correlate)
  • Applicants will be notified of the final decision in writing.
  • The next Announcement will follow next year
  • Applicants are entitled to retrieve their ‘personal data’ at any time. Furthermore, they are entitled to have their ‘personal data’ rectified, deleted or to have the ‘restriction of processing’ limited. If applicants believe that data protection regulations are violated, they can complain to datenschutz(at) or to a data protection authority.   For more information see (in German only)


For further information, contact:

Mag. Elisabeth Egger (direct dial: 2453, e.egger(at), Research Support Unit, University of Salzburg, Kapitelgasse 4-6, 5020 Salzburg

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