VDS CoBeNe Completion Grant

With the dissertation completion fellowships the VDS CoBeNe supports junior researchers of all disciplines in the last phase of their PhD project. 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. Multiple sponsorships by other institutions and/or the University of Vienna are excluded. The recipients are responsible for the possible taxation of the scholarship as well as the insurance during the period of the scholarship and are informed that in case of an annual net income of more than EUR 8.580,- this has to be taxed.   If the stated general conditions are met, the final scholarship is considered "income from self-employed work".


Target Group: 

  • VDS CoBeNe PhD candidates in the finalization phase of their dissertion
  • The scholarship holder must not have been currently employed as a predoc at the University of Vienna, or at least not in the last 6 months. This applies regardless of whether the position was financed by global or third-party fund



  • Work on the dissertation must already be sufficiently advanced at the time of application that it can realistically be expected that the submission of the completed dissertation can take place at the latest at the end of the funding period (maximum 6 months)
  • The dissertation should be submitted no later than the end of the funding period
  • Very good academic records (seminars, publications, conference presentations) 
  • A statement from your supervisor with his/her commitment to support your finalization phase
  • Compliance with the regulations for PhD candidates (doctoral thesis agreement, all annual reports, and TAC meetings)


Amount: € 1.050 per month (insurance and university student fee is not included and needs to be paid by yourself)
Duration: Maximum up to 6 months. The scholarship will terminate as soon as your dissertation is submitted
Application and submission deadline: tba
Start: at any time given from you, within the forthcoming semester after the application (taking into account the processing time in the personnel department)