calls, workshops and important dates

Here you find information about calls, workshops and other interesting dates and deadlines (not necessarily related to DoSChem).


External Funding

Tech Transfer Soft Skill Workshop

Entrepreneurship and Innovation workshop with Dr. Marco Masia from the Technology Transfer Office

DoSChem organizes a workshop together with Dr. Marco Masia from the Technology Transfer Office (Research Services and Career Development, University of Vienna) about Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

  • Registration is open till 25.10.23
  • When: 06-07 November 2023, both days 9:00-17:00
  • Where: Apostelgasse 23 (Institut für europäische Integrationsforschung/ U3 station Kardinal-Nagl-Platz, in the 3rd district);  in person only;
  • Target Audience: DoSChem PhD students of all stages, but recommended after the first year of your PhD; for full participation you will get 1 ECTS (soft skill workshop) and official participation certificate
  • up to 20 participants


Overview of the workshop topics:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Idea generation
  • Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights
  • Idea generation
  • Minimum viable product
  • Business Model canvas
  • IP strategy
  • Financial modeling
  • Pitch


About the workshop:

Academic research in Europe is witnessing an important transition phase. As the number of PhD holders increases, it is critical to equip researchers with the talents, business skills, and entrepreneurial capacity to be competitive in the evolving markets.

With this workshop, researchers will learn fundamental methods of business innovation and hypothesis driven entrepreneurship, and how to apply these to their projects. In addition, they will acquire the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively with different audiences, including stakeholders, policy makers, other researchers, journalists, and the public. The workshop will also cover the basic elements concerning Intellectual Property Rights and IP strategy.

The workshop package is structured to teach researchers how to navigate an entrepreneurial journey - from idea generation to starting their own business, and will focus on core concepts from strategic communication. Participants will be trained in state-of-the-art techniques to foster their creativity working in teams. The workshop will focus on core concepts in capacity building and active learning, using the approach pioneered by the Harvard Business School, that is currently used by leading Business Schools worldwide.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( (please note that the workshop dates on the website are not organized by DoSChem).

  • For Registration, please send an email with your full name, gender and country of origin to and please indicate the subject matter „Registration for the Tech Transfer Workshop 06-07 November 2023”

Effective Scientific Writing: Process and Product” Soft Skill Workshop

soft skill training Effective Scientific Writing: Process and Product held by Dr. Katherine Tiede.

Dr. Katherine Tiede has spent more than three decades working with scientists on how to communicate their research. She draws on her background in linguistics to provide scientists with tools to be able to see their writing as a reader does as well as tools to draft, write, and revise more effectively. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and after a decade as faculty, began in 2008 to give annual seminars at various Austrian universities. 

Goals and course of the workshop

When: new date tba; 1-5pm CEST – 4 afternoon sessions (plus some homework prior and inbetween the sessions)

Where: online

Capacity/Admission: 12 participants

Target Audience: advanced DoSChem PhD students who already have some data and currently writing an article and have previously not participated in similar scientific writing courses. 1 ECTS will be given for participation (soft skills).

How to apply: Please address short your motivation for this course (max 5 sentences) outlining your professional added value of participation in this course.

All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by our management team and the priority will be given to 12 eligible students. The waiting list candidates will also be notified.

Please send an email with your full name, panel affiliation, in which year you are in and your short motivation to and please indicate the subject matter „Application for workshop Effective Scientific Writing: Process and Product”



Supplementary and extracurricular workshops offered by the Center for Doctoral Studies

Please note that the workshop and courses from the Center for Doctoral Studies are not credited with ECTS! 

Upcoming meetings (free of charge) entrepreneurial activities and initiatives

Mobility grants and other funding (Prizes)

  • The DOC Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: offers funding for highly qualified doctoral candidates in all areas of research. The fellowships in the amount of 38,000 Euros allow young researchers to dedicate themselves to working in focused fashion to complete their doctoral thesis within a clear timeframe.Applications for a DOC Fellowship are open to highly qualified doctoral candidates.
  • Grant by the "Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft" (ÖFG): The research funding program "International Communication" of the Austrian Research Foundation is an Austria-wide accessible supplement to the financial support possibilities of universities and project funding institutions in providing travel funds for trips abroad and for inviting scientists to Austria. Submission dates 2023: 8 January, 12 March, 11 June, 1 October, 5 November
  • various mobility scholarships for PhD students offered by the OeAD, also here
  • Excellence Scholarships for France (research stays, doctoral studies) (Deadline: new deadline tba)

    Aimed at: doctoral students, postdocs, young researchers

    The Institut français d'Autriche and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs offer excellence scholarships for short scientific research stays (1 to 6 months) and doctoral studies (cotutelle and codirection) in France. These scholarships are aimed at doctoral students, postdocs and ambitious young researchers who have written their doctoral thesis within the last 5 years and are employed in an Austrian and/or French research institution (university, research institute or similar).

    - Funding: between 1.100 and 1.700€ per month

    - Deadline for submission: new deadline tba

    - More information:

    Please find more information here (unfortunately only in German or French).

  • MOCHEM fund: for international research stays. Application deadline: new deadline tba, 6-12 months; up to 10000 Euros.
  • L'oréal Austria: Fellowships for young female basic researchers in Austria; Application deadline: new deadline tba, 6-12 months; up to 25000 Euros.
  • Marietta Blau-Grant from the OeAD: offers financial support for six- to twelve-month study periods abroad for doctoral or PhD students of Austrian universities. It serves to optimise their dissertations. Junior researchers are the main target group.
  • Target group: PhD-scholars from Austrian Universities

    Target countries: all except Austria

    Duration: 6 to 12 months

    Monthly Grant rate: up to  EUR 1,660

    Closing date for applications: September 1st

    The OeAD offers webinars to inform about the Marietta Blau-Grant: The webinar offers an overview of the Marietta Blau Grant and the application process.

    more info about the application process can be found here.