Professional Talents – Career Grants

The aim of this tender is to attract researchers from abroad for application-oriented research in Austria. Career grants should help to reduce personnel shortages in application-oriented research in Austria and to improve the starting position of Austrian companies and research institutions in the international competition for research staff.


>> Changes due to Corona crisis <<

Fees for SARS-CoV-2 testing can be accepted.

Cancellation fees for e.g. flight/train tickets or German courses can be accepted. In addition to the required documentation, please enclose a confirmation that the interview / the relocation to Austria has been cancelled or postponed.


Link to the Call


Description of target audience

Individual researchers who live abroad and are interested in a career or continuing their career in the research location of Austria (and partners who relocate with them).

Information for researchers

Funding applicants must have an academic degree. Proof of at least a Master’s degree is required.
The FFG must receive the funding applications:

  • before the researcher departs for the interview
  • before the researcher relocates to Austria and starts work

Funding includes:

  • Travel costs to and from Austria for job interviews in the field of research, development and innovation for researchers living abroad (Interview Grant).
  • Relocation costs when taking up a post in the field of research, development and innovation (Relocation Grant).
  • The professional integration of a qualified partner when a researcher living abroad relocates to Austria (Dual Career Grant).



Mag. Christine Kreuter
Mag. Christine Kreuter
Programme Manager
T +43 5 7755 2709
Mag. Theresa Kirschner
Mag. Theresa Kirschner
Programme Manager
T +43 5 7755 2720
Mag. Elisabeth Steigberger
Mag. Elisabeth Steigberger
Programme Manager
T +43 5 7755 2723

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