Call for Applications
The Graduate School Building Solids for Function announces the opening of positions for PhD students at Vienna University of Technology in physics and chemistry. The Graduate School is committed to high quality in interdisciplinary research and training and is hence inviting applications of highly motivated students with excellent academic records.
The graduate school Solids4Fun guarantees full financial support on a 12-month basis for up to three years. Doctoral students admitted to the Solids4Fun doctoral program will have a regular employment at TU Vienna. The modalities of payment are geared to the rules laid out by TU Vienna and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The gross salary will be according to the FWF scheme (~EUR 2000,–, 14 times per year).
Additionally, the graduate program will provide some support for:
Since the number of positions in the doctoral program Solids4Fun is limited, the faculty members of the doctoral program will assess all applications and select students with excellent academic records and visibly strong enthusiasm and talent for research. The call is open to nationals of all countries. In order to facilitate the assessment and to provide comprehensive information of their qualifications, students are requested to submit all documents mentioned in the Application Checklist below.
Applying for Solids4Fun is a two-step process.
First step - application
In a first step each applicant has to fulfill the following points:
Letters of recommendation
Each applicant has to have TWO recommenders who both have to submit letters of recommendation. For this purpose each applicant must choose a unique ID while submitting the Application form. Both recommenders must refer to this ID while filling out the Recommendation form and upload a letter of recommendation.
Second step - selection
A pre-selection process by the faculty members will be based on the online applications. Only complete applications (i.e., including two recommendation letters) will be considered. Pre-selected candidates will be invited to Vienna for an interview. Persons who successfully pass both steps will be accepted to the Solids4Fun graduate school starting in October, 2016.
Dates and deadlines
The first selection round is going to end in March/April 2016 but the application form is still open and later applications will be kept for subsequent admission dates.