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 € 841.-- (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
  • 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: Johanna Handlechner, Erzabt-Klotz Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg; direct dial: 4000 (johanna.handlechner(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



  • 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 


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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