Career Development for Female Scientists

Hertha Firnberg Program

The program supports highly qualified female university graduates from all disciplines.

The objective of the program is to enhance women’s academic career opportunities at universities and to provide as much support as possible at the beginning of their academic careers or upon their return from maternity leave.

Grants are approved for 36 months.

Elise Richter Program

This senior postdoctoral program is designed for highly qualified female scholars from all disciplines who plan to pursue an academic career.

The objective of the program is to support outstanding scholars in the development of their academic careers and in gaining the qualifications necessary to apply for a professorship in Austria or abroad by the time the program is completed.

Grants are approved for a period of 12 to 48 months.