Call for Applications: Seed Money Fellowships

The Research Platform “Transformations and Eastern Europe” awards contracts for services (Werkvertrag) to postdoctoral researchers (in justified cases also to doctoral students) for the purpose of preparations of grant applications (e.g. FWF, OENB, EU and other funding agencies). The research projects should be compatible with the field of interest of the research platform. Successful applicants also have the opportunity to cooperate with the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET). The goal is to support the applicants in the development of new projects, to integrate them into the scientific network of the research platform as well as into the participating faculties and institutes, in order to further develop these institutions both in terms of personnel and new topics.The applications can be submitted by the following dates: 15 March, 15 June and 15 October.

Applications should be sent by email to the scientific coordinator of the Research Platform ( and must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Elaborate project outline (3-5 pages), including concrete information about the existing preliminary work on the proposed project, on the planned work steps until the submission of the grant application and about the intended funding scheme.
  • Academic CV and a list of publications.

The maximum duration of the contract is 6 months, with an interim report to be submitted after 3 months, documenting the progress made in preparing the grant application. The work contracts are remunerated at 2,500 € per month for postdoctoral researchers and 1,250 € for doctoral students. In case of duties of care or supervision, an application can be made for additional allowance of 500 € per month.

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