Lise Meitner Programme for scientists from abroad

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Target group: Highly qualified scientists of any discipline who could contribute to the scientific development of an Austrian research institution by working at it.


Strengthening of the quality and the scientific know-how of the Austrian scientific community creation of international contacts


together with an Austrian co-applicant accepted continuously, no application deadlines in English

by the FWF Board based on an international review process

Processing time 
3 to 4 months in general



  • completed doctoral studies international scientific publications
  • No age limit
  • invitation from an Austrian research institution etc.


Length: 12 to 24 months (project extension is not possible) Level: Dependent on the level of qualification personnel costs of 63.510 € (Postdoc) or 69.810 € (Senior Postdoc) per year plus 10,000 € for material, travel, assistance etc.

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