Institute of Science and Technology Fellowship, Austria

Deadline: 15 September 2013 and 15 March 2014 every year
Open to: international applicants with completed doctoral studies or equivalent in the natural or computer sciences, mathematics or any related discipline
Fellowship: competitive salary, social security coverage, mobility allowance, German language course


The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is a PhD granting institution located in the city of Klosterneuburg, 18 km from the center of Vienna. The Institute is dedicated to cutting-edge research in the natural, mathematical and computer sciences. Established jointly by the federal government of Austria and the provincial government of Lower Austria, the Institute was inaugurated in 2009 and will grow to about 100 research groups with 1000 scientists by 2026.

In order to attract outstanding postdoctoral researchers, the Institute has set up a program for exceptional researchers, which is partially funded by the European Union, ISTFELLOW. This will fund 40 fellows for a period of two years each. The program is intended for postdocs interested in the areas that are represented by the faculty at IST Austria. As the research portfolio of the Institute continues to branch out into other areas in the coming years, including physics, chemistry, and mathematics, so will the ISTFELLOW program.  At all times, in keeping with the spirit of the Institute, ISTFELLOW will give preference to scientists who have a strong interest in cross-disciplinary approaches.

Appointments under the ISTFELLOW program are for two years. Fellows may stay for an additional two years if the host professor agree and have sufficient funds.


Highly qualified candidates who have recently completed doctoral studies or equivalent in the natural or computer sciences, mathematics or any related discipline are eligible to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position at IST Austria. All applicants must have completed doctoral studies or the equivalent or anticipate the completion of their studies prior to the commencement of the position. Candidates must be proficient in written and oral English.


All ISTFELLOW recipients will be offered full-time employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. In addition, the program will provide:

  • Travel allowance to scientific conferences and workshops
  • Support for study visits
  • Mobility allowance
  • Additional family allowance, if applicable
  • German-language courses on campus


Applications are accepted at any time for the ISTFELLOW program, but fellows will be selected twice a year in October and April. The application deadlines for each selection are the 15th of September and the 15th of March, respectively. All application files, reference letters and a statement of support from at least one IST professor must be received by these dates, and must be submitted online. Please before applying click HERE to get instructions.

For further information please visit the official webpage.

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