Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities Program

Deadline: 31 October 2015
Open to: scientists who have a residence and an affiliation with a research institution in their country
Fellowship: expenses are covered for period up to six months


Within  its  Joint  Excellence  in  Science  and  Humanities  (JESH)  programthe  Austrian  Academy  of  Sciences (OeAW) solicits proposals for the support of collaborative research  projects that reflect novel ideas that are not currently being pursued. JESH is a stimulation program of the OeAW offering scientists from selected countries the opportunity to establish new international contacts at the highest level without any restrictions concerning research fields. Incoming scientists will be able to work with outstanding researchers in Austria. The purpose of JESH is to foster collaborative research focused on highly innovative ideas by junior scientists from focus countries for which no standard funding stream is available.
Potential host institutes are all OeAW research units and institutes of Austrian public universities. Each eligible institute may support a maximum of two JESH applications per call. The pre-selection of candidates for application lies in the responsibility of the head of the host institute.


JESH is open to scientists from selected countries who completed their PhD/doctoral degree within the last 10 years and have a residence and an affiliation with a research institution in their country. There is no restriction regarding the nationality of the participant.


For incoming scientists from research institutions in the respective focus countries research visits in Austria between a minimum of two months and a maximum of six months can be financed.

How to apply?

The application must include the following documents:

  • Application form for applicant;
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant;
  • List of relevant publications of the applicant;
  • Project description (5-10 pages);
  • Confirmation of affiliation from the employer in the home country;
  • Host application from;
  • Statement from the host institution concerning the reasons for the invitation, the  scientific  potential  of  the  project  planned, and  plans  for  the  intended cooperation.

All  documents must  be  submitted  in  English in PDF  format via  email to

For more information, please visit the official web-page and read the information sheet.

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