NOMIS–ISTA Fellowship Program

In our incredibly complex world, discoveries often give rise to new questions—questions whose answers lie at the intersection of disciplines. To continue making discoveries, gaining insights and advancing human progress, we must approach these questions from an interdisciplinary perspective. But interdisciplinary research is not always straightforward, and researchers who are determined to answer fundamental crosscutting questions may lack the right environment for such exploration.

To tackle this issue, the NOMIS Foundation and the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) have launched an interdisciplinary basic research program for exceptional postdoctoral scientists.

The NOMIS–ISTA Fellowship Program is designed to provide excellent postdoctoral researchers the freedom to pursue big questions at the intersection of two or more scientific disciplines in a collaborative research environment, while also providing outstanding scientific mentorship from proven leaders in their respective fields.

ISTA offers an enabling environment; state-of-the-art resources; dedicated mentorship from established, high-caliber scientists; and scientific leadership training. Fellowships span a range of fields, including biology, neuroscience, physics, chemistry, computer science and mathematics.

For more information or to apply to the NOMIS–ISTA Fellowship Program, please visit ISTA’s Postdocs page.


About ISTA

The Institute of Science and Technology Austria is a PhD-granting research institution located in Klosterneuburg, 18 km from the center of Vienna, Austria. Inaugurated in 2009, the Institute is dedicated to basic research in the natural and mathematical sciences. ISTA employs professors on a tenure-track system, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students. While dedicated to the principle of curiosity-driven research, the Institute owns the rights to all scientific discoveries and is committed to promoting their use. The first president of ISTA is Thomas A. Henzinger, a leading computer scientist and former professor at the University of California in Berkeley, USA, and the EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. The graduate school of ISTA offers fully funded PhD positions to highly qualified candidates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, physics and related areas.