VDS CoBeNe Completion Grant

With the dissertation completion fellowships the VDS CoBeNe supports early stage researchers of all disciplines in the last phase of their PhD. It is the aim of the fellowships that the PhD-projects should be finalized and submitted within the funding period of up to six months.

Timeframe: The online application is possible for summer semester from August 15th to September 15th, for winter semester from November 15th to December 15th. 

Target Group: VDS CoBeNe PhD fellows in the last phase of their PhD.


  • The completion and submission of the PhD-thesis should be expected within the duration of the fellowship of up to 6 months. At the time of the application, approximately two thirds of the PhD-thesis should be finalized.

  • Very good academic record (publications, conference presentations etc.). Positive statement from the supervisor(s) of the PhD-project. 

  • The net income of the applicant must not be higher than € 15.000 in the relevant year.
  • No parallel funding from other institutions and/or the University of Vienna for the time of the fellowship.

  • Compliance with the regulations for PhD candidates (doctoral thesis agreement, all annual reports, and TACs).

Application documents: Completed online application form. Following documents as pdf attachments to the online application form have to be named: SECOND NAME, FIRST NAME_(document see below in brackets)

  • Research proposal of the PhD project with detailed information on the current stage of work and a timeline for the completion of the PhD, max. 10 pages. It has to be convincingly conveyed that the PhD-project can be completed within the duration of the fellowship (_research proposal)

  • CV including list of publications, max. 3 pages (_CV)

  • Last draft version of the PhD-Thesis (_last draft thesis)

  • Transcript of records in one file (_transcript of records)

  • Doctoral Thesis Agreement and all Annual Reports (_thesis agreement and annual reports)

  • Statement of your PhD-supervisor. Following the completion of the online application form your supervisor will be automatically asked to fill out and submit an online form.

All documents have to be in 11pt and 1,5 line spacing. Only complete applications will be considered for funding.

Amount: € 1.125 per month (insurance and university student fee is not included)

Duration: up to 6 months

Start: anytime within the forthcoming semester after the application