Institute of Science and Technology Fellowship Programme, Austria

Publish Date: Feb 23, 2016

Deadline: Mar 15, 2016

Institute of Science and Technology Fellowship Programme

The next application deadline for the ISTFELLOW program is March 15th, 2016.  The application period will open December 15th, 2015.

In order to attract outstanding postdoctoral researchers, the Institute has set up a program for exceptional researchers, which is partially funded by the European Union1, ISTFELLOW.

ISTFELLOW is open to qualified applicants from all over the world who are interested in spending the postdoctoral stage of their scientific research career at IST Austria. 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(s) agree and have sufficient funds.


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

Housing, a guest house and four apartment buildings are available on the IST campus. Depending upon availability, a room in the guest house or an apartment can be rented for a period of up to one year after arrival, giving incoming postdocs time to find suitable accommodation for the following years.

IST offers German-language courses on campus.


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


Applications are accepted at any time for the ISTFELLOW program, but fellows will be selected twice a year in October and April. The application deadline is the 15th of March. All application files, including reference letters, must be received by these dates, and must be submitted online on our website.

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