The ninth call in the “Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators" programme in the field of "Information and Communication Technology” is now open. This group shall strive to improve the understanding of substantial current scientific research questions in the field of Information and Communication Technology with potential medium term economic or social benefits.
It addresses Vienna-based universities and research institutions that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for setting-up and managing of an independent research group. Active recruitment procedures are mandatory.
WWTF in total grants a maximum of three positions with up to € 1.6 million for six to eight years per research group. In total, € 4.8 million are dedicated to this call.
Full proposal have to be submitted online only by 2 pm, July 12, 2018.. Decisions are planned for December 2018. Hearings of selected candidates will take place in Vienna end of November / beginning of December 2018.
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.
Contact: Michael Strassnig
All interested parties are cordially invited to an Proposers’ Day on April 5, 2018, 10 am - 12 noon, Schlickgasse 3/8, 1090 Wien.
See VRG18 Call Fiche for more information.
For further information see VRG18 Guide for Writing a Proposal.
This call is based on the current VRG Funding Guidelines (in German).