Your benefits

The Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences is one of the top destinations for ambitious and highly qualified doctoral students 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 annual networking meetings for supervisors
  • Networking of students and integration at the Faculty’s departments through kick off retreats, disciplinary and interdisciplinary PhD clubs, peer mentoring and brown bag lectures
  • Research funds for research-related costs, travel expenses, proof reading and self-organised workshops
  • Transferable skills trainings and support in writing a doctoral thesis
  • Support of international experiences and networking
  • International workshops (two-day workshops with international speakers, ideally student-initiated)
  • Career-oriented events and support measures
  • Completion scholarships (sowi:doc Completion Scholarships)
  • Awards for outstanding doctoral theses (sowi:doc Awards)