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REinforcing Women In REsearch

Project description

Fellowships for female researchers

Good news for female researchers! The EU-funded REWIRE project will implement a COFUND programme to offer fellowships to 16 talented female post-doctoral researchers. The programme, which will be hosted at the University of Vienna, will present the fellows with a unique opportunity to work and develop their careers. It is expected that the five-year programme will serve as a positive model to be replicated on many levels (local and international). Women researchers’ career will receive a boost through skills transfer via a special research network and international exposure.


The overall goal of the REinforcing Women In REsearch (REWIRE) COFUND Programme is to establish a support scheme for excellent postdoctoral female researchers to foster their scientific development, to nurture their expertise and to make a profound impact on their future careers. We are aiming to create a sustainable support structure where the most talented, qualified researchers want to be.

Through its own success, REWIRE is expected to influence the general recruitment practices at the University of Vienna and have further impact at regional, national and international levels. The highly competitive nature of this fellowship programme should also give the fellows the confidence to continue in their academic careers and become role models for future female talents. With a customised career development plan, the fellow will be encouraged to: participate in non-research oriented training programmes; develop transferable skills; be part of and build upon an enhanced research network; and enjoy international exposure through publications in high-profile journals and participation in conferences.

This five year Programme will offer 16 fellowships of 36 months in any discipline hosted by the University of Vienna. In turn, the University offers excellent research facilities, additional training in areas of importance to the development of the fellow, an enhanced research network and international exposure.



Net EU contribution
€ 1 765 440,00
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Ostösterreich Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 765 440,00