Scientific excellence and signs of independence are the hallmarks of VIP2. As such, the program is open to highly motivated and talented young scientists of all nationalities, whether they are aiming for a career in academia or in the private sector.

VIP2 is a three-year postdoctoral fellowship program that is open to candidates with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering, computer science, and bioinformatics. VIP2 will have three international calls and recruit 45 fellows (15 in each call). Fellows will select a main research group and academic mentor according to their specific project and will be supported by a second mentor that can come from the VBC biotech sector or from our alumni network. VIP2 fosters scientific independence by selecting people whose projects have the potential to develop into distinct research lines, and by providing access to scientific support facilities at their host institution and at the VBC Core Facilities.

Beyond offering an outstanding research environment, VIP2 will boost the existing training offerings by implementing a structured training and career development program under the principle “Inform, Inspire, Innovate.”

Agencies Involved: Vienna BioCenter

Key Dates: Applications are typically due in June of each year

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