The program is for PhD position offered at IST Austria and has been made possible by the prestigious grants of Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). For students entering the program, their research will focus on biology, neuroscience, computer science, and interdisciplinary areas. All PhD students admitted to the program will be offered employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. The term of the aid is on average four to five years. The entitled applicants can obtain this scholarship at Austria.
- About the eligibility:-
Highly qualified students from all disciplines of the natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, and any interdisciplinary areas, who are committed to pursue their scientific career in an international research environment, are invited to apply. All applicants must hold a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree before September 2014. Participating students are expected to be proficient in written and oral English. IST Austria is committed to Equality and Diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply.
- About the nationality:-
It is open to applicants from all over the world.
- About the awards:-
- The duration of the program is on average four to five years (depending on previous education and individual progress) and is divided into two phases: before and after the qualifying exam. Entering students holding a Master’s degree will have four-year contracts, and students holding a Bachelor’s degree, five-year contracts. The contracts will be extended by one additional year if satisfactory progress is made towards a PhD degree.
- All PhD students admitted to the program will be offered employment contracts at IST Austria and will receive an internationally competitive salary with full social security coverage. In addition, the PhD program will provide support for:
-Travel expenses to scientific conferences and workshops
-Research stays abroad at collaborating institutions
-Housing – a guest house and four apartment buildings – is available on the IST campus. Depending on availability, a room or apartment can be rented for a period of up to one year after arrival, giving incoming students time to find suitable accommodation for the subsequent years
- Short-listed candidates will be invited to IST Austria for interviews and a campus visit in March 2014. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and free accommodation will be provided. Final admission offers will be made shortly after the visit. The deadline for students to accept or decline an offer is April 15, 2014.
- About the applying procedure and the Deadline:-
- All applications must be received on-line through a web site.
- Application files and reference letters must be received by January 15, 2014.