Who is the ESQ Target Group
- Fellowships are open to Experienced Researchers of any nationality with an outstanding research track record in Quantum Science and Technology, who can contribute substantially to the goals of ESQ within its pool of intellectual capacity and research infrastructure. ESQ is open for experienced researchers with a background in physics, chemistry, information science, mathematics, biology or even philosophy (interdisciplinary opportunites).
- Applicants must comply with the EU mobility rules, i.e. may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) for more than 12 months in Austria in the 3 years immediately before the application deadline.
- The eligibility criteria follow those of Marie Curie fellowships. Fellowships can be awarded to Experienced Researchers, persons holding a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time research experience by the time of their employment. The fellowships are given based on academic merit and scientific promise.
Where can you be integrated for ESQ research?
- Fellows will be free to choose among all ESQ research groups that have matching interests and are willing to host the candidate. These groups are working either in Vienna or in Innsbruck.
- ESQ fellows can freely choose their secondment either with an academic or an industrial host, whatever fits their needs best. Secondments are encouraged and shall last for up to a maximum of three months in total.
Soft skills training
- ESQ fellows will have access to an extensive portfolio of courses in support of the continuous development of academic, management, personal, communication and language skills. Respective programmes are offered by ESQ partners whereas the OeAW closely cooperates with the University of Vienna, TU Wien and Innsbruck in this respect. Additionally, ESQ fellows will be admitted to training opportunities offered by Austrian funding agencies (for example FFG). This is valuable for experienced researchers who want to apply for excellence grants based upon or after their time as a fellow with ESQ.
- The contract is for a fixed period of 2 years.
- This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110
- as well as from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).