Ernst Mach Grant
The Ernst Mach Grant programme is named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). The grant programme is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a research or a study stay.
Ernst Mach-Stipendium – UKRAINE
As a reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the forced flight from the country, there is a need for immediate support for displaced persons as well as for students, graduates and scientists who are already in Austria and who have lost their financial support due to the war.
The special scholarship programme Ernst Mach – Ukraine helps Ukrainian students to continue their studies in Austria. The scholarship is open to Ukrainian students who are already enrolled in a regular study programme at an Austrian higher education institution as well as students, scientists and researchers from Ukraine who wish to continue their studies or projects here.
Target group: students, graduates, postgraduates, postgraduates enrolled in an ongoing doctoral or PhD programme, postdocs, scientists and researchers
Countries of origin: Ukraine (citizenship)
Duration: 1 to 9 months (extension possible up to 21 months)
Scholarship sum: 715 euros per month
Funding organisation: OeAD-GmbH on behalf and financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Closing date for applications: no closing date, applications are possible at any time
FAQ Ernst Mach Scholarship – UKRAINE (an English version of FAQ Ernst Mach Scholarship – UKRAINE will be available soon)
Ernst Mach Grant - worldwide
The Ernst Mach Grant worldwide is targeted at young researchers from all disciplines and countries (except Austria) who wish to pursue a research project in Austria.
Target group: young researchers from all disciplines and countries (except Austria)
Duration: 1 to 9 months
Age limit: 35 years
Closing date for applications: online application is available from October to February 1st of the following year
Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule)
This programme is aimed at students from non-European universities who wish to spend a semester or two at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (‘Fachhochschule’).
Target group: undergraduates and graduates from non-European universities
Target institution: all Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (‘Fachhochschulen’, see www.fachhochschulen.ac.at)
Duration: 4 to 10 months
Age limit: 35 years
Closing date for applications: online application is available from October to March 1st of the following year
Ernst Mach Follow-Up Grant
The Ernst Mach Follow-Up Grant is aimed at postdocs from non-European developing countries who are former OeAD scholarship holders. The grant is intended to support the applicant's scientific carrier and to further and deepen the cooperation with Austrian higher education institutions and universities.
Target group: Post-doctoral researchers and lecturers from non-European developing countries, who research and/or teach at higher education institutions or universities and have already received a grant administered by the OeAD-GmbH in the past. At the beginning of the grant period, at least 3 years must have passed since the last funded research visit to Austria.
Duration: 1 to 3 months
Age limit: 50 years
Closing date for applications: Online applications are open from November to 1 February of the following year and from June to 1 November.
Ernst Mach Grant - ASEA-UNINET
The Ernst Mach Grant ASEA-UNINET is open to undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates and postdocs from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines or Vietnam in all fields of study who want to study or do a research project in Austria.
Target group: undergraduates, graduates of artistic fields for a study visit in the field of music practice; postgraduates doing a doctoral/PhD programme at an ASEA-UNINET member university in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, or Vietnam; postgraduates who want to do a doctoral/PhD programme in Austria and fulfill the requirements for admission; postdocs who are involved in teaching and research at an ASEA-UNINET member university in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, or Vietnam.
Age limit: 35 years for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates, 45 years for postdocs (at the time of the application)
Duration: undergraduates, graduates: 9 months; post docs: 3 to 9 months; postgraduates: max. 36 months
Closing date for applications: 1st March