The annual call for research proposals under the Hertha Firnberg and Elise Richter programmes opens on 15 October 2018. The deadline for submissions is 14 December 2018 (date of postmark). Funding decisions will be taken by the FWF Board at the end of June 2019, on the basis of international peer reviews.
The Firnberg and Richter programmes offer highly qualified female researchers aiming at an academic career the opportunity to receive funding in two stages and for a total of six years. The post-doc programme “Hertha Firnberg” supports women at the start of their careers, whereas the senior post-doc programme “Elise Richter” enables successful applicants to obtain the qualifications necessary to apply for professorial positions in Austria or further afield.