Early Stage Funding 2021

Research funding for young scientists at the University of Innsbruck

 

For the year 2021, the University of Innsbruck provides a total of 100,000 euros in research funding for the implementation of an independent small research project at the beginning of an academic career.

Doctoral candidates and graduates of doctoral programmes whose doctorate or PhD degree was awarded no longer than 2 years ago (date of the official notification) are eligible to apply. Child-rearing periods (two years for each child cared for), care periods (in general care leave) and longer serious illnesses that have led to a career interruption are taken into account. The deadline of the call is used to determine the time limit.

It must be guaranteed that the project leader has an active employment relationship (at least marginal employment) with the University of Innsbruck for the entire duration of the project.

- Funding duration: max. 12 months

- Funding: max. 5,000 euro

 

Female academics can apply for an additional 2,000 euros for career-promoting measures (e.g. further training and coaching measures; subsidy for childcare if this has a career-promoting aspect).

 

The aim is to have at least 50% of the projects approved lead by female scientists. If the quality of the applications is equal, preference will be given to women.

1. content and form of the proposal

A complete proposal must contain the following parts:

 

1.1. scientific abstract in German or English with max. 2000 characters.

 

1.2. project description (German or English) of max. 5 pages, excluding table of contents, list of abbreviations and list of literature cited in the proposal.

 

The project description should contain the following

- Clearly outlined objectives of the project with limited duration and hypothesis(es) or scientific question(s).

- Reference to the international state of research

- Methodology

- Work plan and time schedule (observe a maximum duration of 12 months)

- Description of any ethical aspects

 

1.3 The following annexes are part of the application and must be attached to the project description in the following order

- Detailed breakdown of the requested costs (please note point 2)

- Scientific curriculum vitae including list of publications (FLD excerpt obligatory)

- Short curriculum vitae in 5 - 8 sentences in German (for the ceremony)

- Completed application form

2. eligible costs

Only the following project-specific costs can be applied for:

 

2.1 Personnel costs

Personnel costs for student employees who are employed on a marginal basis for a maximum of 6 months. No other personnel costs can be applied for, as these are global budget funds.

 

2.2 Equipment costs

Equipment or software that is specifically required for the project can be applied for. A corresponding offer from a company (PDF scan) must be uploaded to the application for each piece of equipment with a purchase value of 2,000 euros incl. VAT.

 

2.3 Material costs

Material costs are consumables and small equipment as well as licences with a time limit of less than 1,500 euros incl. VAT.

 

2.4 Travel costs

Costs for project-specific travel and stays, field work, expeditions, etc. can be applied for. The project description must include a detailed travel plan (broken down by staff member). Congress trips are non-eligible costs. The business travel guidelines (Dienstreiserichtlinien) as well as the leave of absence guidelines (Freistellungsrichtlinien) of the University of Innsbruck must be adhered to.

 

2.5 Other costs

This includes costs for the external performance of project-specific work (e.g. analyses to be outsourced, surveys, sampling, production of thin sections, costs for project-specific required laboratory animals, etc.). Offers for individual services from 2,000 euros incl. VAT are to be uploaded. Please note the information provided by the Human Resources Department on the subject of contracts for work and services: https://community.uibk.ac.at/uniwiki/index.php?title=Werkvertrag

 

2.6 Career-promoting measures for female academics

This includes costs for further training, coaching or other measures that support the applicant. Childcare costs can also be included here if the time can be used for career development. Up to 1,000 euros per child per calendar year can be claimed tax-free if the requirements of the EStG are met; above this amount, a taxable benefit in kind applies. For more information on the subsidy of childcare costs, please see: https://www.uibk.ac.at/ffq/forschungsfoerderung/weiterfuehrende-unterlagen/early-stage-funding/childcare-allowance.html

2.7.

Costs that are NOT eligible for funding: personnel costs (with the exception of point 2.1), conference travel, printing and event costs, substitute teaching.

 

The award of a grant is subject to the following obligations:

(1) During the agreed project duration, an employment at the University of Innsbruck must exist.

 

(2) Start of the funded project within 2 months after approval, otherwise the funding has to be refunded to the University of Innsbruck.

              

(3) The duration shall not exceed 12 months. After completion of the project, a detailed final account and a final report must be submitted to the Vice-Rectorate for Research via upload in the project database.

 

(4) The applicant is obliged to mention the funding in all public documents and to mention the funding by the Vice-Rectorate for Research of the University of Innsbruck in publications.


The application is made by

1) entering all documents (incl. enclosures) in the PROJECT DATABASE (PDB) using the application form available on the Internet: 

https://www.uibk.ac.at/ffq/forschungsfoerderung/2021/earlystage/form

2) an e-mail with th PROJECT DATABASE NUMBER to forschungsfoerderung@uibk.ac.at.

 

 by no later than

Thursday, 29 April 2021

 

Please address any questions to:

Dr. Katharina Steinmüller, project.service.office, University of Innsbruck.

Tel. 0512/507-34411; e-mail: forschungsfoerderung@uibk.ac.at

Web: https://www.uibk.ac.at/ffq/forschungsfoerderung/ 

 

The allocation of the funding is planned for summer 2021.

 

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tanzer

Vice Rector for Research

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