Learning from the best – that is what is on offer from doctoral programmes (DKs) financed by TU Wien. They allow the next generation of scientists to gain an excellent inter-disciplinary training based on the best of international research. Important elements of the funding of a doctoral programme by TU Wien include a multi-disciplinary approach to education in the university’s top research fields and the provision of 5–10 tutors for up to ten students.
Target audience: Scientists who have completed their doctorate within the last ten years
Objective: Support for junior researchers
Financial award: up to ten scholars with three-year appointment at 25 hours per week
Scientific demand (relationship to internationally recognised top-level research, objectives, academic positioning)
Expectation of added value over and above individual mentoring
Quality of planning proposed
Positioned within TU Wien’s strategic research concept (relationship to the key research areas of the university as a whole)
Duration: max. three years
Award: Award decision made by the Rector’s Office following presentation by the scientific director to university management.