20 September 2018



(Paid opportunity)


START Programme

Target group
Outstanding young researchers of any discipline with two or more years research experience as Postdoc

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Researchers should be given the long-term and extensive financial security to plan their research and to build up or consolidate their own research groups thereby qualifying themselves for senior research positions (especially as university professors within Austria or abroad)

Number of scholarships:
About 5-6 grants.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Any discipline.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

3 to 6 years.

6 years, an interim review after 3 years decides on continuation

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The doctoral degree must have been completed (award of certificate) no less than two years and no longer than eight years before the deadline for submission of applications. Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks (see guidelines).
  • Excellent research proposal and exceptional international track record.
  • Scholarly/scientific independence must be proven, applicants should already have acquired competitive third-party funds independently since earning their doctorate.
  • In addition it is desirable that candidates have completed a research stay abroad of at least one year.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • Minimum 800.000 € up to maximum 1.2 Mio. €

How to Apply

First Step:  you can download the Applications

Second Step: submit it electronically from here

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This Scholarship Published by:
Muhammad Adel/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Somiyah Elhassawy/ Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team