The REWIRE Programme: REinforcing Women In REsearch

The overall goal of the REinforcing Women In REsearch (REWIRE) COFUND Programme, a Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions COFUND project funded by the European Commission,  is to establish a support scheme for excellent postdoctoral female researchers to foster their scientific development, to nurture their expertise and to make a profound impact on their future careers.

The Programme aims to address statistics published in the European Commission's "She Figures" which clearly demonstrate that women are under-represented in advanced academic careers. REWIRE, which will run until 2025, is strongly focused on career development planning and training aimed to equip the 16 REWIRE fellows, chosen over two competitive calls, with the necessary skills to reach professional maturity and independence as researchers, ensuring they are competitive candidates for professorships in Europe and further afield, as well as for investigator grants such as the ERC Starting Grant or Austrian Science Fund (FWF) START Programme.


Key features:

  • 16 36-month postdoctoral fellowships in any discipline offered at the University of Vienna
  • Monthly research cost allowance 
  • A highly competitive programme supporting academic career progression 
  • Focus on non-research oriented and transferable skills and training
  • Career development planning and monitoring
  • Based at the largest research and education institution in Austria



Fellow of the Month

In our bimonthly "REWIRE Fellow of the Month" series, we introduce each of our 16 REWIRE fellows. The short interviews give a sneak peek into the everyday life of female postdoctoral researchers, their struggles and successes with academia, and heroines they look up to. 


The new deadline for Call 2 is 30 April 2020, 17:00 Austrian time. The Guide for Applicants has also been updated.


We are happy to inform you that our second call for applications will open on 14th February 2020.


Thanks to all of you who sent in applications! Call 2 should open in early Spring 2020. Check back on our website or Twitter for updates.


The Guide for Applicants as well as templates has been uploaded to the website, providing all the necessary information you need to apply for REWIRE.


Last week professors and research group leaders of the University of Vienna joined us at the REWIRE Cheese and Wine Event to learn about the REWIRE...


We have finally launched our Twitter account! Keep track of all REWIRE updates, news and deadlines and follow us on Twitter!