IST-BRIDGE – IST Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024-25 in Austria – APPLY NOW

Applications are now open for the 2024-25 edition of the IST Postdoctoral Fellowship! Would you like to conduct cutting-edge basic research in an international environment? Do you want to pursue a career in the sciences and get to work with globally recognized supervisors and colleagues? If yes, then this is your perfect opportunity.

IST Postdoctoral Fellowship

The postdoctoral fellowship program is offered at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA), for a duration of 2 years. IST Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed for eligible candidates holding or about to obtain a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the natural sciences or computer sciences, mathematics, or any related discipline.

IST Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024-25

Successful Candidates will have the opportunity to work in the field of Science with their international fellows as well as mentors. They will also get to work in a highly appreciated environment in the fields of computer science, natural science, and mathematics.

The IST scholarship program runs on two major pillars; Providing opportunities to experts in research and creating a career progressive platform for students’ postdoctoral degrees to take shape. The fellowship enables Ph.D. students to work with different cultural backgrounds and advance their skills with mutual cooperation in research work.

Financial benefits of the IST Postdoctoral Fellowship

As a fully funded Program, the IST Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2024 in Austria covers the following expenses for scholars:

  • This scholarship is available to students from diverse cultural backgrounds around the world.
  • All expenses relating to participating in the duration of this program (2 years), will be covered.
  • Students are given up to 4 tracks to complete their goals.
  • If required, the IST scholarship provides students with BRIDGE placements and secondments.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the IST Postdoctoral Fellowship, applicants have to meet the following criteria

  • Applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in any field before applying for IST.
  • Applicants must Posses a minimum of 4year research experience to apply for this scholarship.
  • Applicants who are unable to provide proof of diploma in the form of copy are not eligible to apply.
  • Must not hail from a local area like Austria.
  • Applicants are not expected to be involved in any other activity in Austria before applying for IST scholarship.
  • He/She must have completed research work before the application deadline, beyond that, he/she will not be eligible.

Application Process for IST Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2024-25

The application process for IST Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is online, interested and eligible Candidates can apply via the official website at:

The application steps include:

  • The successful candidates will receive an email from IST to proceed with their application
  • Applicants will be required to provide all personal details such as their name, address, date of birth, etc.
  • Details about the Ph.D. program will be required
  • Selection of supervisor by applicants and another secondary supervisor if need be
  • Applicants need to provide a title project of 100 characters or submit a 300 words summary.
  • Once the details are provided carefully, go ahead and submit the application.

Available Degree programs

  • Computer science
  • Natural science
  • Mathematics

Documents Required

  • Research proposal ( 5 page minimum)
  • Recommendation letter.
  • A table of complete ethical issues.

Application Deadline

5th November 2023.

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