MUI-Funding for PhD Research Training Groups

The Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI) is opening an internal call for tenders for innovative PhD research training groups that match with the subject framework of the programmes at Innsbruck PhD school for biomedical sciences

Objective: To ensure the sustainable establishment of excellent doctoral programmes (by international standards) at MUI.

Only proposals that match the subject focus of the following programmes can be submitted:

  • Neurosciences
  • Molecular and cellular biology of diseases
  • Infection, immunity & transplantation
  • Image-guided diagnosis and treatment
  • Musculoskeletal sciences

All members of the consortium making the application must have proven experience in supervising PhD projects.
All members of the consortium making the application must have excellent research qualifications by international standards.

Funding volume: Personal expenses for 5 to 6 PhD students for 4 years, plus € 5,000/PhD student/year for consumables.

Deadline: This call for tenders will be open from 03.05.2022 to 02.07.2022

Application: Projects must be submitted by the coordinator of the intended PhD research training group online via GAR (

Applications must include:

  • Application form (GAR)
  • Proposal, including the following sections: research framework, consortium, training programme, value added, planned dissertation topics and references cited. Please use the application template provided here.
  • Detailed CV of all consortium members (max. 3 pages in line with the FWF guidelines for curricula vitae).
  • Separate list of officially supervised PhD students in the last 5 years for all members of the consortium making the application.
  • Abstract comprising a of maximum one page. The abstract must include the following sections: research context, hypotheses/research questions, approach/methods, consortium and value added. The abstract forms part of the application template.

Selection procedure:
Projects will be selected by an internal committee at MUI, in accordance with the following criteria: qualifications of the consortium and suitability of the proposed PhD research training group for the Innsbruck PhD school for biomedical sciences as well as its scientific excellence. Priority will be given to doctoral colleges that fall within the MUI strategic research focus or that represent a continuation of FWF-funded doctoral programmes (i.e. DKs or doc.funds). Furthermore, priority will also be given to doc.funds applications that were positively evaluated by FWF but did not receive funding. Please note that MUI can fund only those applications that are in a reduced format (max. 6 PhD positions with the respective training costs). Applications that are incomplete with regard to the requirements will not be assessed by the committee.

Dr María T. Pérez Mediavilla
Phone: +43 (0)512 9003-70073