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

Digital Entrepreneurship Innovation Lab 2023: registration open

The digital ilab program provides technical and entrepreneurial training to create digital tech ventures. Register for the program until the 20th March. No need to already have a team or idea. People from all discipline are welcome to apply. The best teams will have a chance to receive 4-month financial support (EUR 10.000) to bring their ideas to reality! For inquiries, contact


Registration & more info: 

Deadline: 20 March 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: May, 2-3 and 9-10 2023 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: 19 March 2023)

    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: 19 March 2023

    - More information:

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

  • The “KlarTextPrize” for soon to be done PhDs

    The KlarText Prize for science communication is entering the next round! Freshly graduated can apply until February 28, 2023.

  • MOCHEM fund: for internattional research stays. Application deadline: May 2, 2023, 6-12 months; up to 10000 Euros.
  • L'oréal Austria: Fellowships for young female basic researchers in Austria; Application deadline: March 1, 2023, 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: February 1st, 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.

    Online webinar in German
    Date: 19 December, 2022, 10.30-12.00

    Online Webinar in English
    Date: 13 January, 2023, 10.30-12.00


    more info about the apllication process can be found here.