The OeAD offers grants and scholarships to students and researchers from all over the world. The programmes range from grants aimed at broad target groups to more specific ones aimed at applicants from certain fields of study or regions. Below, please find an overview of open calls for incoming programmes and the direct link to the online application tool.
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The Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide invites applications from PhD students, Postgraduates, Postdocs and young lecturers from universities outside of Austria. Students and academic teaching staff from all fields of study can apply for a grant period of 1 to 9 months, extensions are not possible.
Undergraduate and graduate students from non-European countries (conducting a degree on Bachelor or Master level) can apply for the Ernst Mach Grant for Studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences, which allows research visits of 4 to 10 months at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences. Extensions are not possible.
The Ernst Mach Follow-Up Grant is aimed at post-doctoral researchers and lecturers from non-European developing countries, who work at higher education institutions/universities and have in the past received an OeAD scholarship. At the beginning of the grant period, at least 3 years must have passed since the last funded research visit to Austria.
Deadline 01.02.2023, 01.09.2023
The Franz Werfel Grant is intended for persons with above-average qualifications, preferably with teaching experience and employment at a university, who focus on Austrian literature. The duration of the scholarship is four to nine months; an extension to up to 18 months is possible. Persons who consumed at least 12 scholarship months can apply for the follow-up support programme.
Deadline: 01.03.2023, 15.09.2023
The Richard Plaschka Fellowship is open to applications from young university teachers of historical sciences with a focus on Austrian history. It enables them to work as visiting researchers at university departments and carry out research in libraries, archives or at research institutions. The fellowship is awarded for 4 to 9 months and includes follow-up measures (financial and material).
More programmes under Ernst Mach for applicants from Asia:
Applications to the Ernst Mach-Grants – ASEA-UNINET are open to Graduates in the field of music, Postgraduates with a master degree (including master thesis), and Postdocs with a doctoral degree (or equivalent). Currently, applications from ASEA-UNINET member universities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are accepted. Depending on their type, the grants are awarded for up to 9 months to up to 36 months.
Please check the Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants www.grants.at for an overview of all funding programmes carried out by OeAD. The Grants for Austria folder has been reissued and is available here in the web version.