Via the Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities (JESH) programme, the Austrian Academy of Sciences promotes the cooperation between outstanding young researchers from abroad and scholars in Austria.

Projects funded within the framework of JESH must reinforce the research landscape in the recipient’s country of origin. Joint research activities are intended to increase chances of securing third-party funding by international funding institutions such as the ERC. JESH projects contribute to the establishment and to the further development of international research cooperation.
All research institutes of the OeAW and all institutes/departments of public universities in Austria are eligible to act as host institutes. JESH provides travel and accommodation expenses for a research stay of 2 – 6 months.

Applications are invited from scholars who completed their doctorate/PhD studies no longer than 10 years ago and are affiliated to a university or non-university research institute in one of the focus countries.

Current JESH Call