The Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences promotes innovative, excellent, problem-oriented research that aspires to contribute to societal debates and address key global challenges.

The cohorts trained and supported by the ViDSS are part of a vibrant research environment and international networks. The ViDSS encompasses and fosters connections between a broad range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives. The ViDSS embraces the entire range of epistemological, methodological and theoretical approaches that are employed at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Doctoral candidates receive research training and write a doctoral thesis in the fields of communication, demography, development studies, nursing science, political science, science and technology studies, social and cultural anthropology, and sociology. The ViDSS aims for the highest standards in doctoral training and close supervision to ensure a mastery of social scientific debates and relevant theories and methods. As a result, ViDSS graduates are highly employable both within and outside academia.

 

 

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Funding
 

ViDSS Research Funds

The ViDSS provides financial support to student members during the research phase of their doctoral thesis projects. ViDSS students can apply for a maximum amount of € 750 per year for three years as of the semester in which the FÖP has been passed successfully.

Application period: 16 January–26 February 2023

Activities
 

Are you interested in inviting an international guest speaker?

Suggest a ViDSS International Workshop! ViDSS International Workshops are initiated by students and provide methodological training and international networking opportunities for doctoral candidates in the social sciences at the University of Vienna.

Funding
 

ViDSS Final Year Fund 2023

With the Final Year Fund, the ViDSS supports doctoral candidates during the final year of the doctoral studies. ViDSS students can apply for a maximum amount of € 750 for proofreading and printing costs or expenses related to self-organised workshops or conference participation.

Press
 

Together with Ulrike Felt, Florentine Frantz (science and technology studies) presents the project “Borderlands of Good Scientific Practice” where they ask what good scientific practice means and for whom. Through a card-based discussion method, they encourage researchers to address the grey zones of good scientific practice. (In German)

Press
 

Together with Stefan Dullinger and Alice Vadrot, political scientist Silvia Ruiz explains why the biodiversity agreement signed at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) in Montréal falls short of expectations and why it makes a difference whether we talk about “seas” or “oceans”. (In German)

Podcast
 

For most PhD students, their dissertation is their only “baby”. However, how is it to have an actual child while being a PhD student? Listen in when our hosts Rasmus Wardemann and Ninja Bumann talk with Kata Tóth about how she fulfils care obligations while pursuing a career in academia.

Press
 

In the Puls 4 documentary “The Tinder Trap”, communication scientist Marina F. Thomas explains why we start to use dating apps, why it’s difficult to stop swiping and how online dating influences the way we perceive and assess others when searching for a partner. (In German)

Fellowship and award winners
 

The sowi:doc Awards for the academic year 2021/2022 are awarded to Jana Laura Egelhofer, Suzana Jovičić, Andreas Nanz and Paul Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg for their outstanding research contributions in the framework of their doctoral thesis. Congratulations!

Blog
 

(by Ria-Maria Adams and Mia Bennett)

Iron ore is fundamental to modernity from scales microscopic to monumental. Embedded within the glittery makeup we wear, the cell phones we carry, the bridges we cross, and the railways we ride, the ferrous mineral is a vital component to an infinite number of products. With the world population ...

Podcast
 

In the new episode of the Fast Forward Science Feierabendtalk “What the Fact?! Fake News auf Social Media”, Communication scientist Teresa Weikmann explains why cheap or shallow fakes are still more common than political deep fakes and what we need to prepare for when it comes to the future of visual disinformation. (In German)

Fellowship and award winners
 

We warmly welcome our new sowi:docs Fellows! Arjin Tas (social and cultural anthropology) will study the use of counterinsurgency strategies in urban restructuring in Turkey and Aleksandra Wojewska (development studies) price formation and socio-ecological transformation in global production networks in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Fellowship and award winners
 

Political scientist Leda Sutlović was awarded the GAIN Gender & Agency Prize for her doctoral thesis entitled “Interpreting post-socialist gendered transformations through feminist institutionalism, ideas and knowledge: The case of Croatia (1970–2010)”. Congratulations!

New publications by ViDSS students

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Räumliche Dimensionen sozialer Innovation : Zwischen lokaler Dynamik und Multiskalarität. / Boczy, Tatjana; Kazepov, Yuri Albert Kyrill; Saruis, Tatiana.

Soziale Innovation im Kontext: Beiträge zur Konturierung eines unscharfen Konzepts. ed. / Elmar Schüll; Heiko Berner; Martin Lu Kolbinger; Markus Pausch. Vol. Zukunft und Forschung Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, 2022. p. 227-249.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Religiöse Diversifikation in Österreich. / Goujon, Anne; Reiter, Claudia; Potancokova, Michaela.

Religiöse Vielfalt in Österreich. ed. / Karsten Lehmann; Wolfram Reiss. Baden Baden : Nomos Verlag, 2022.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapter


Suicide: Media. / Mestas, Manina; Arendt, Florian.

The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. ed. / Evelyn Ho; Carmen Bylund; Julia van Weert; Iccha Basnyat; Nadine Bol; Dean Marleah. 1. ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2022.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Tackling the backlash: Dealing with internal and external criticism of D&I initiatives. / Wolfgruber, Daniel; Einwiller, Sabine; Wloka, Michelle.

2022Projektabschlussbericht. (Communication Insights).

Publication: Other publicationOther


The Demography of Human Capital Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1950-2100. / Reiter, Claudia; Goujon, Anne Valia; KC, Samir.

The Routledge Handbook of African Demography . 1. ed. Routledge, 2022. p. 591-615.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapterpeer-review


Thinking of Environmental Migration through Translocality & Mobilities. / Paredes Grijalva, Daniela; Diniega, Rachael.

Forced Migration Studies: Current Interventions. 2022. p. 177-187 (ROR-n Plattform).

Publication: Contribution to bookChapter


Vienna´s resilience : Between urban justice and the ahead. / Kazepov, Yuri Albert Kyrill; Verwiebe, Roland; Friesenecker, Michael; Ahn, Byeongsun.

Vienna: still a just city? . 2022. p. 148-156.

Publication: Contribution to bookChapter


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