October 2021

19 October, 16:00-17:30

To register, please send an Email to event.doktorat@univie.ac.at
Registration deadline: 12 October

Going abroad with the FWF Erwin Schrödinger Postdoc Programme

The FWF's Erwin Schrödinger Programme offers young scientists the opportunity to conduct research at a foreign research institution and gain important experience for their further scientific career. However, the first postdoc application poses a major challenge for many young scientists. A good research idea and an excellent research proposal are the prerequisites for a successful application. But how to do this? How much time should you ideally allow for the application? What requirements must be met in order to be eligible to submit an application? These and further questions will be discussed by using the example of the Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship Programme.

Laura Brandt, psychologist and current Erwin Schrödinger Fellow at Columbia University will share her experiences with the application process and give tips on how best to prepare for a stay abroad. Barbara Zimmermann from the FWF will outline the formal application criteria and explains what makes a successful proposal. Allison O’Reilly from the Research Services and Career development at the University of Vienna will inform about internal rules and what support is offered to early stage researchers.


  • Dr. Barbara Zimmermann, FWF
  • Dr. Laura Brandt, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
  • Mag. Allison O'Reilly, Research Service and Career Development, University of Vienna