The eighth call in the "Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators" programme in the field of "Mathematics and..." is now open. It is issued up for two positions à 1,6 mio € funding volume.
It addresses Vienna-based research institutions that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for the set-up and management of an independent research group. WWTF takes unconventional research careers into consideration. WWTF in total grants up to 1.6 Mio. € per research group for six to eight years. Full proposal have to be submitted by 13 July 2017, 2pm. Decisions are planned for December 2017. Hearings of selected candidates will take place in Vienna 30th of November or 1st of December 2017.
A Vienna Research Group is an assembly of researchers that launches individuals in their post-doc phase onto their next career step. Typically it is the first “genuine” group led by such a young researcher who undertakes leadership responsibility for several group members. Vienna Research Group leaders usually are two to eight years after PhD; care duties may extend this period by up to four years. WWTF intentionally aims this initiative at very young researchers.
Vienna Research Groups operate for six to eight years. Key milestones are: (i) an interim evaluation after three to four years; and (ii) the end of the “first” phase, chiefly financed by WWTF, after five years. The second phase will depend on the framework and opportunities available at the home institutions and will run for one to three years. Funding by WWTF is supplemented, particularly in the second phase (i.e. years 6, 6-7 or 6-8), by a significant rise in financing by the host institution. Vienna Research Group leaders are to be independent in designing their research work and recruiting their staff.
This call is based on the current VRG Funding Guidelines (in German).
For further information see VRG17 Guide for Writing a Proposal.
Contact person: Donia Lasinger
See VRG17 call fiche for more information.
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