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REinforcing Women In REsearch (REWIRE) Program 2020, Austria (Due Date: December 31, 2019)
WebTeam   Thursday, October 24, 2019

The REWIRE Programme, co-funded by the University of Vienna and the European Commission, aims to develop a new vision for postdoctoral training that will further strengthen female postdocs and their role as critically thinking, independent, autonomous and risk-taking researchers and innovators, who will contribute to the benefit of academia and society at large. 

The overall goal of the REinforcing Women In REsearch (REWIRE) Programme is to establish a support scheme for excellent postdoctoral female researchers to foster their scientific development, to nurture their expertise and to make a profound impact on their future careers. 

Features of the postdoctoral fellowship positions include: 

  • A 36-month fellowship in any discipline offered at the University of Vienna 
  • A competitive programme supporting you in your academic career progression and becoming a mentor for future female researchers 
  • Working at the best university in Austria1 In addition to an individual research project and customised career development plan, fellows will be encouraged to: 
  • Be part of and build up(on) an enhanced research network 
  • Participate in non-research oriented training programmes 
  • Develop transferable skills 
  • Gain international exposure through publications in high-profile journals and presentations, and participation in international conferences 

The REWIRE Programme will fund 16 fellowships over two calls for applications. The Programme is open to researchers of all ages. However, given that REWIRE has been designed to support researchers in their postdoctoral phase who are on their way to the next main steps in their careers (i.e. becoming young group leaders and PIs) REWIRE has a focus on recruiting ambitious researchers who have the potential to embark on independent research careers and will be serious candidates for prestigious investigator grants such as the ERC Starting Grant or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) START Prize. 

The length of the fellowship (36 months) should allow the fellow enough time to develop a high-quality research project and gain the necessary skills to reach a level of professional maturity and independence so that towards the end of the fellowship the fellows are able to take the next steps in their careers. Longer-term career perspectives are also available at the University of Vienna; the University has tenure-track professorship schemes, and those who have successfully obtained ERC Starting Grants or FWF Start Prizes enter fast-track tenure-track schemes. Although open to all disciplines offered at the University of Vienna, particularly encourage applications from the following under-represented disciplines: 

  • Astronomy
  • Computer Science 
  • Cultural Studies 
  • Earth Sciences 
  • Economics 
  • Geography 
  • History 
  • Law 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Mathematics 
  • Philosophy 
  • Physics 
  • Psychology 
  • Sport Science 
  • Theology (Catholic, Protestant and Islamic3 )

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