Support for young scientists to succeed
Open to candidates with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering and computer science, the Vienna International Postdoctoral Program is a three-year fellowship programme called VIP-2. The fellows select two mentors and conceive a research project that forms the basis for the selection. The VIP-2 project will foster scientific independence by encouraging the selection of projects that have the potential to develop into distinct research lines and by providing candidates access to outstanding scientific core facilities. The fellows will be mentored through a structured programme that trains them for skills required to attain high-level positions in different scientific sectors. The aim is for scientists to conduct ambitious research projects in an international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral environment.