Your benefits

The Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences is one of the top destinations for ambitious and highly qualified doctoral candidates in the social sciences. The ViDSS focuses on supporting excellent research through close supervision, cohort integration and different funding programmes.

What we offer:

  • A number of fully-funded three-year doctoral fellowships (sowi:docs Fellowship Programme)
  • Close supervision, preferably by supervision teams which may comprise also advanced postdoctoral researchers
  • Onboarding workshops und networking meetings for supervisors
  • Networking of doctoral candidates and integration at the Faculty’s departments through kick off retreats, disciplinary and interdisciplinary PhD clubs, peer mentoring and brownbag lectures
  • Extra training and international workshops (two-day workshops with international speakers, ideally student-initiated)
  • Research funds for research-related costs such as travel expenses, self-organised workshops or proof reading
  • Transferable skills trainings and support in writing a doctoral thesis
  • Support of international experiences and networking
  • Career-oriented events and support measures
  • Completion grants (sowi:doc Completion Scholarship)
  • Awards for outstanding doctoral theses (sowi:doc Awards)