Standard personnel costs and salaries for FWF project proposals (2020; in EUR)
Valid from February 1, 2020
Please note that these standard personnel costs and salaries apply only to grant proposals for FWF projects. Actual personnel costs may diverge from the values indicated below due to specific remuneration agreements at each research institution.
Important note: Please also see the FWF’s personnel costs and salaries for graduates of medical schools in Austria.
|Employment contract/category||No. of hours / week||Annual personnel costs i||Gross salary per month|
|Senior Postdocii||40 hours||75,890.00||4,276.20|
|Doctoral candidatesiii||30 hours||39,210.00||2,205.60|
|Student assistants||20 hours||18,860.00||1,058.30|
(requires accident insurance only)
Research subsidy for independent scientists/researchers
|Independent applicant: |
Funding can only be requested for the salary of an independent researcher in cases where that researcher cannot conclude a contract of employment with a research institution. In such cases, applicants are advised to contact the FWF Office for further information in order to ensure that the application is submitted properly.
Gross/net salary calculator (in German)
i Including employer’s contributions
ii Can be requested only by applicants to the Lise Meitner Programme / Elise Richter Programme and independent applicants with at least two years of postdoctoral research experience. In all cases, the applicant’s research institution must be subject to the Austrian Universities Act (UG) 2002 or must have concluded an agreement with the FWF in this regard.
iii The personnel costs that can be requested for doctoral candidates are limited to a maximum of 30 hours/week. The basis for calculating personnel costs for fewer working hours is € 52,280.00 per year (=100%).
iv Biomedical analyst
v Chemical-technical assistant, technical assistant
vi Medical-technical specialist
vii Technical specialist, mechanic, lab technician, programmer
viii Can be requested only by applicants who have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience and whose research institution is not subject to the Austrian Universities Act (UG) 2002 or whose research institution has not concluded an agreement with the FWF in this regard.