[FELLOWSHIP] Chemical Monthly Fellowship (MOCHEM)


Deadline 15.04.2024

For a doctoral thesis in the field of chemistry.

Applications are invited from young, highly qualified doctoral candidates working in all areas of chemistry who are studying for their doctorate/PhD at an Austrian university.

Applicants may not have begun their doctoral or PhD studies more than three years earlier (as per date of submission) and must anticipate requiring no longer than a further twelve months to complete their doctoral thesis.


Exceptions to this rule can be made if applicants can demonstrate care duties, illness or disability and discuss the matter with the Department of Fellowships and Awards of the OeAW in advance.

Duration of funding

Chemical Monthly Fellowships are awarded for a period of 6 to 12 months.

Level of funding

The level of funding amounts to 10,000 Euros gross.


Applicants are entitled to apply for other (funded) positions. Notification of such applications and information on their outcome must be provided in writing to the Department of Fellowships and Awards of the Austrian Academy of Sciences immediately however.

Fellowships can be taken up from the time the applicant has received notification of the award until the end of the given year.

A copy of the completed doctoral thesis is to be submitted no later than three months after completion of the funding period.

Fellows are also obliged to submit a paper to the journal Monatshefte für Chemie – Chemical Monthly within 18 months of completion of the funding period.

Fellows who fail to adhere to the conditions of the fellowship due to their own fault are obliged to return the funding.