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

  • Info about the mobility programs from the International Office (University of Vienna)
  • The DOC Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • grant by the "Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft" (ÖFG)
  • Other mobility grants: OeAD mobility grants; Mariette Blau-Grant;

Symposia & Conferences

Tech Transfer Soft Skill Workshop

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

  • When: 23-24 January 2023, both days 9:00-17:00
  • Where: Center for Doctoral Studies, Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna, Seminar room 1
  • 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)


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 (

  • To register, please send an Email to
  • Please note, that the workshop will be limited to up to 14 participants

MSCA Doctoral Networks Information Workshop

  • When: 7th September from 3pm to 5pm
  • Target Audience: potential applicants

As part of the event, they will provide an overview of the call, its rules, and a hands-on session with tips and tricks that can help applicants in the conception and writing of your proposal.

  • What: Overview of the MSCA Doctoral Networks

Doctoral Networks are a great opportunity to create partnerships with multi-sectoral organisations from Europe and beyond in order to implement doctoral programmes. The 2022 call has an overall indicative budget of 427.3 million. Its main aim is to train highly skilled PhD candidates to become entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

Register here.

The 2022 call is currently open with a deadline on 15th November 2022. Further information can be found here: MSCA Doctoral Networks (

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: November, 17-18 and 24-25 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 and panel affiliation to and please indicate the subject matter „Application for workshop Effective Scientific Writing: Process and Product”

Update: you can register for the waiting list




WHEN AND WHERE: November 23rd 2022, 1 p. m. - 6 p. m. in Bratislava (Crowne Plaza, )


  • Matchmaking event for PhD students and employers in the life science sector in region of Bratislava and Vienna.
  • Focus of the event is on employers beyond academia, especially the innovative companies in private sector.
  • The event should help researchers explore career opportunities outside academia and provide employers with access to research talents in the region.
  • Matchmaking will be a preceded by the final conference of the CARLIS project focusing on how to prepare PhD students for careers beyond academia. Participants in the matchmaking event can but do not have to join the conference.


  • At least 20 companies from life science sector in region of Bratislava and Vienna
  • At least 50 early career researchers from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences and University of Vienna
  • Professionals supporting career development of researchers and collaboration between academia and private sectorOther stakeholders from regional innovation eco-system and the life-science sector (associations, initiatives, regional authorities, R&I funding organisations)


  • The event will provide companies with multiple opportunities for presenting their activities and networking:
  • Career fair: companies will have a possibility to set up the career fair tables and present their activities and career opportunities to all events participants.
  • One-to-one meetings: companies and researchers will have an opportunity to set up one-to-one meetings to discuss possible collaborations in more details.
  • Online support for matchmaking: Possibility to access the profiles and contact participants after the event ends.
  • Informal networking with other companies: Official part of the event will be followed by the informal get-together.


Registration for the matchmaking event is possible via this platform: The event is free of charge for all participants, including companies.


The matchmaking event is one of the activities of CARLIS project. The project aims to contribute to improvement of doctoral education, better collaboration between the academic and business sector and retention of talents in the region of Vienna-Bratislava. This should be achieved through developing tools and institutional capacities for delivery of inter-sectoral career training preparing PhD students for career paths beyond academia with specific focus on life sciences. Project activities include mapping the non-academic labour market for researchers and identification of skills gap, designing a comprehensive training programme, testing the programme and evaluating its outcomes and creating the cross-border community of practice on career development of PhD students. The project lasts from November 2020 to December 2022. Learn more at





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

Chemistry@UNIVIE Photo Competition 2022

The Faculty of Chemistry started a "Chemistry@UNIVIE Photo Competition" in collaboration with the Directorates of Studies (SPL 27 & SPL 53), DoSChem - Vienna Doctoral School in Chemistry and the student representation STV.

We invite all

  • bachelor students,
  • master students,
  • doctoral candidates and
  • postdocs (max. 4 years after PhD degree)

who are studying and working at the Faculty of Chemistry in winter term 2022/23 to participate!

Your images can come directly from the lab, capture a moment of chemical reaction, document data analysis or computer simulations, or cover an inspiring, funny or engaging episode from your life as a student/researcher at the Faculty of Chemistry. Find a moment or a topic of your research which shows the magic of chemical sciences, your fasciation, and/or a step in your research process. Contributions from basic and applied research are equally welcome. The only requirement is to address a topic that you are dealing with at the Faculty of Chemistry.

here you find more info



Mobility grants

  • 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
  • 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 1,620

    Closing date for applications: February 1st, September 1st

    more info about the apllication process can be found here.