Support for early stage researchers
Support for Early-Stage Researchers Based roughly on the guidelines of the EU Commission’s European Charter for Researchers, early-stage researchers are defined as researchers in the first four or six years of their research activity, up to the point when they obtain their PhD. In practice, this category covers WU’s teaching and research associates and tier-one researchers. For this reason, our measures for supporting early-stage researchers focus on financial support for the completion of doctoral theses and other types of financial support that are also available to teaching and research associates.
Participation in international academic conferences: WU-travel allowances (travel and lodging expenses, conference fees, trip cancellation insurance)
Proof-reading of journal articles (pursuant to the WU Journal Rating or the individual department journal ratings): foreign language services allowances
Short-term stays abroad (2-3 weeks): High Potential Contact Weeks (travel and lodging expenses)
Financial support to assist students in completing academic theses (dissertations), i.e. for stays abroad (only travel expenses; living expenses are not covered), costly literature searches or empirical research required for completion of the thesis: WU need-based scholarship grants
Travel allowances for attending doctoral-level courses at a university abroad, for participating in conferences related to the topic of the dissertation (as a presenter), for research work related to the dissertation at a university abroad: mobility grants for WU doctoral candidates
Producing research results from a first personal research project: small-scale projects by junior faculty
Financial support for research projects related to Vienna: WU Anniversary Fund of the City of Vienna
Financial support for research projects related to specific topics in the fields of business and economics: Vienna Economic Chamber Award
Cooperation projects between internationally outstanding young researchers in all scientific disciplines: FWF Young Independent Researcher Groups
Performance bonuses for WU dissertations graded “excellent” (1/A) or “good” (2/B): research bonuses
Awards for the best dissertations completed at WU in the previous calendar year: Stephan Koren Prize
Awards for the best journal papers by WU researchers published in the previous calendar year: WU Best Paper Award
Bonuses for papers published in top-ranked journals: performance bonuses for journal articles
For more information on funding opportunities for early-stage researchers, please see our PDF brochure „Fördermöglichkeiten für WU-Jungforscher/innen“ (in German). The brochure is designed to give you a clear and structured overview of the many different types of financial support and funding opportunities you can use for your first ventures into the world of research.