ISTFELLOWProject reference: 291734
Funded under :
International IST Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Total cost:EUR 8 521 410,4
EU contribution:EUR 3 408 564,16
Topic(s):FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND - Marie-Curie Action: "Co-funding of regional, National and International Programmes"
Call for proposal:FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUNDSee other projects for this call
Funding scheme:MC-COFUND - Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programmes (COFUND)
"IST Austria is a newly established, public research institution with an integrated graduate school. Founded in 2006 through an Austrian Federal Law, the IST campus in Klosterneuburg, 18 km from the center of Vienna, was opened for theoretical research in 2009 and for experimental research in 2010. The Institute is dedicated to cutting-edge basic research in the natural and mathematical sciences; it currently hosts 16 research groups - four of which are supported by ERC grants - and will grow by 5-7 new groups per year for at least the next five years. By actively promoting cross-disciplinary collaborations, IST Austria aims at breaking down the traditional boundaries between disciplines. The Institute offers an attractive, English-language environment for young scientists from all over the world and prepares them for an academic and research career. At the predoctoral level, IST Austria recruits PhD students internationally and, after a successful completion of the PhD degree, sends them abroad for their postdoctoral career. Conversely, in order to attract outstanding postdoctoral researchers from abroad, the Institute is in the process of setting up a program for outstanding international postdocs - ISTFELLOW - for 80 fellow years over 5 years plus two fellows from Austria (not part of this).
ISTFELLOW will be 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. Initially, the program is intended primarily for postdocs in cell biology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, biophysics, computer science, and related fields. As the research portfolio of the Institute will 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 multi-disciplinary approaches."
EU contribution: EUR 3 408 564,16
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