EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion

Euraxess – Researchers in Motion is the portal to attractive research careers in Europe and a pool of world-class research talents. By supporting the mobility of researchers, Euraxess assists in establishing Europe as an area of excellence in scientific research. Here you find constantly updated job vacancies, funding opportunities and fellowships throughout Europe as well as career development ressources for you and your organisation. The portal assists you and your family to plan and organise your stay in the European research area.


What we do for researchers and research organisations

The OeAD is partner of the European network and acts as Austrian bridgehead organisation and Euraxess Centre (beside the Research Promotion Agency - FFG). All regional OeAD offices and the OeAD student housing are Euraxess Centres as well. The OeAD maintains the national Euraxess website

We offer:

  • Information and counselling in the following fields:
    • Fellowships and research funding
    • Visa, entry and residence permits
    • Work permits
    • Housing
  • Operating the networking platform Euraxess Meeting Point Vienna. The platform offers different tools to support exchange and collaboration of PhD students, post docs and researchers in the Vienna area in order to facilitate social integration of internationals.
  • Collaborating as a partner in the EU projects "Euraxess TOP III", Euraxess TOP IV. BRiDGE II and Euraxess Hubs. Our core activities in these projects are the following:
    • Dual Career Service
      The report “An Analysis of Dual Career and Integration Services (DCIS)” was produced within the project Euraxess TOP III with the goal of analysing as well as exchanging knowledge of best practice examples. A report maps the landscape of DCIS in six European countries (Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland) and provides a number of great general and local recommendations for those who are working with DCIS or just starting to implement services.
      The OeAD coordinates the expert group for "Dual Careers and Social Integration" in the Euraxess TOP IV project. Starting in September 2019, a webinar on this topic will be offered every six months.
    • Local networking between international and local researchers and their partners/families
      The platform Euraxess Meeting Point Vienna offers different tools to support exchange and collaboration of researchers in the Vienna area in order to facilitate social integration of internationals. 

    • Refugee initiatives
      The project results have been published in a Guide on Labour Market Integration of Refugee Researchers. The guide provides helpful information for refugee researchers on the integration in the European labour market and tools and resources for staff mentoring refugee researchers. Besides through refugee researchers can also access further information specific to the Austrian labour market as well as information on opportunities for refugees in the field of higher education in general.

    • Implementation of national Euraxess activities
      Organisation of national Euraxess events and activities, study visits, trainings, etc. for Euraxess members (implementation of the Network Call)

    • Gender
      The OeAD is involved in the Euraxess Hubs project in the task "Gender overview, learning and sharing" as of September 2021.