Recipients of this award conduct scientific research at the Natural History Museum Vienna, one of the premier research museums in the world, which houses over 30 million artifacts in its extensive and precious historic collections in the fields of anthropology, botany, geology, mineralogy, meteorites, paleontology, and zoology. It is equipped with modern electron microprobe and electron microscopy as well as DNA laboratories.
The Natural History Museum Vienna will entertain applications for Flex awards, which would allow grantees to split their four-month stays into two two-month stays if this is warranted by the design of the research project.
Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
- Advise and/or mentor students
- Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
- Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
- Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
- Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
- Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
- Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered:
All disciplines relevant to the collections and resources of the Natural History Museum Vienna will be considered. The museum's departments are home to around 60 staff scientists carrying out fundamental research in a wide range of fields related to earth sciences, life sciences, and human sciences. All specializations that address the museum's extensive collections, research infrastructure, and potential collaboration with on-site research staff and curators are eligible.
None, English is sufficient. However, the feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement. (Some knowledge of German is advantageous.)
- €3,300 per month (approx. $3,600; exchange rates may fluctuate)
- Travel and relocation allowance of €1,000 (approx. $1,100 exchange rates may fluctuate)