DSHCS Seed Money Grant

The DSHCS awards contracts for services (Werkvertrag) to Fellows for the preparation of third-party fund applications for their doctoral projects (long-term programs, e.g. DOCDOC-Team or international third-party funds). The Seed Money Grant aims to support applicants in the application process and to integrate them into the academic community of the DSHCS and the Faculty.  


Funding of highly qualified Fellows who have no funding for their doctoral project yet and who plan to apply for third-party funding. 


Fellows from all research cluster who have completed their Master's or Diploma degree no longer than two years ago, and whose supervisor is based at the University of Vienna and has agreed to support the application process. The applicants have a profile on our website and are willing to attend a workshop on proposal writing, e.g. Antragstellung für ein DOC Stipendium der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften or Getting Fit for Funding - How to Write an Effective Proposal

Amount and funding period     

contract for services up to the amount of 1.050 Euro/month for a maximum of 3 months. 

How to apply

twice a year (closing dates 31 March and 31 October). 

Required documents:   

  • completed and signed application form
  • letter of motivation
  • project outline (3-5 pages), including precise information about preliminary work on the doctoral project, on the planned work steps until the submission of the grant application and on the intended funding scheme
  • CV with details about previous academic achievements (if applicable, e.g. publications, awards, or conference participation)
  • letter of reference of your supervisor

Please send all documents as ONE PDF-file to the DSHCS

For further questions send an email or call +43 1 427740008