Fully Funded IST-BRIDGE: International Postdoctoral Program at Austria.

  • Fully Funded
  • Institute of Science and Technology Austria
  • Research, Post Doctorate
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • Austria
  • 11/05/2023
Expired in
11/05/2023
Fully Funded IST-BRIDGE: International Postdoctoral Program at Austria.Fully Funded IST-BRIDGE: International Postdoctoral Program at Austria.

Scholarship Description:

Exploring Cutting-Edge Research Opportunities in an International Setting: IST-BRIDGE Postdoc at IST Austria


For those driven by the desire to delve into forefront basic research within a global context, the IST-BRIDGE program beckons as an exceptional avenue. If your aspiration is to redefine the boundaries of scientific understanding while collaborating with mentors and peers who stand among the world's finest, this opportunity might be tailor-made for you.


The Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) has pioneered the IST-BRIDGE initiative, a remarkable postdoctoral program. This program extends fully funded fellowships, spanning two years, to exceptionally skilled candidates. Eligibility encompasses those who have attained their PhD or an equivalent qualification in disciplines such as natural or computer sciences, mathematics, or any closely associated field.






One of the program's distinguishing features lies in its commitment to enhancing the careers of IST-BRIDGE postdocs. This commitment takes form through a versatile 'career-tracks' training curriculum, designed to cultivate a well-rounded skill set. Furthermore, participants have the option to undertake non-academic secondments, affording them valuable exposure to diverse professional environments. These experiences can range from placements in ISTA's research support units to academic secondments involving collaboration with esteemed international partners within the BRIDGE Network.


By embarking on an IST-BRIDGE postdoc journey, you're opening the door to a realm where pioneering research and international collaboration converge. This is a unique platform to propel your career and aspirations to new heights, under the guidance of leaders in the field and in the company of peers who share your zeal for exploration.

Degree Level:

Fully Funded IST-BRIDGE: International Postdoctoral Program at Austria. is available to undertake Research, Post Doctorate level programs at Institute of Science and Technology Austria.

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

  • International, Interdisciplinary, and Intersectoral fellowship program
  • 2-year, fully funded postdoctoral position (optional extensions for placements/secondments)
  • Profiled competency training: 4 flexible ‘career-tracks’
  • Optional BRIDGE placements and secondments
  • ‘Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow’ title – internationally recognized mark of research excellence

Eligible Nationalities:

This program is open to domestic and international students of all nationalities.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All research fields supported at ISTA will be eligible (see https://ist.ac.at/en/research).
  • At the date of the deadline, applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience and anticipate the completion of their PhD degree before the start of their fellowship (which should not be later than ~7 months post-deadline – see guide for applicants). A fellowship contract will not be issued until a copy of the diploma/proof of successful defense is provided.
  • Applicants cannot have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately prior to the original call deadline (i.e. 05/05/23).
  • Researchers already employed at ISTA at the original call deadline (i.e. 05/05/23) are not eligible to apply.

Application Procedure:

  1. Download and carefully review the Guide for Applicants (below)
  2. Create an account at apply.ista.ac.at
  3. Verify your account by following the instructions contained within the email sent to you.
  4. Complete the application by entering all required information and uploading all required documents (see Guide for Applicants).
  5. Submit your application.
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