Ernst Mach Grant - worldwide

Страна: Австрия;

Дедлайн: 01.03.2014


| Country of origin |all (except Austria)
| Target Country |Austria
| Area of study or research |Natural Sciences
Technical Sciences
Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine
Social Sciences, Law and Economics
Humanities and Theology
| Type of grant |grants
| Detailed type of grant |semester and/or one-year grants
| Funding |national
| Target Group |postgraduates
PhD holders, post docs
| Authority awarding grant |OeAD-GmbH/ICM on behalf of and financed by the BMWF

| Duration |1 to 9 months
| Quota |The quota depends on the budget.
| Grant benefit paid |1) Monthly grant rate
a) for graduates: 940 EUR 
b) for graduates with a PhD degree: 1,040 EUR
2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the OeAD-GmbH will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
b) The OeAD-GmbH will endeavour to provide accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) for recipients of grants who wish to get accommodation arranged by the OeAD. Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
3) Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
4) Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.
| Closing date for applications |
01. 03. 2014for the academic year 2014/15
| Where to submit your application |online at only
| Application form |A hardcopy application is not possible.
| Advice on how to apply |

Eligible for application are 
a) postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD programme outside Austria;
b) postgraduates and post-docs wishing to pursue research in Austria with a view to an academic career and who completed their studies (at a university outside Austria) after September 30 th, 2012;
c) post-docs who are working as lecturers at a university outside Austria.
(Applicants under a) have to prove that they pursue doctoral/PhD studies, applicants under c) have to prove that they are employed by a university.)

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued acdemic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.

Maximum age: 35 years (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1978).
Good knowledge of German, particularly in the respective subject area, is a prerequisite. For projects to be carried out in English a good knowledge of English in the respective subject area is required. 

The following documents have to be uploaded with the online application at

•Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers (for these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they must contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must be no older than six months at the time of application.)
• Consent of a lecturer at the Austrian target university to supervise the applicant academically
• Scan of your passport (page with the name and photo)
• Scan of your university graduation certificate of your diploma, master, PhD or doctoral studies

General Information


• Grants for study purposes are only awarded for studies at such universities and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) and Fachhochschule degree programmes where the majority of the costs for the study place is borne by the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF).
• Applicants who seek admission to university in Austria have to contact the institution of their choice directly.
• Incomplete applications and applications not complying with the application criteria will not be taken into account!
• Short-term grants (1 to 3 months) have a priority in the period from January to June. In other cases problems can arise as regards accommodation. When applying for a short-term grant therefore consideration should be given to applying primarily for the period of January to June.
• The selection process for all grants for Austria is competitive, i.e. there is no legal claim to a grant even if all application requirements are fulfilled.
• Applicants should take into consideration § 1 of the Data Protection Act, Federal Law Gazette of the Republic of Austria No. 165/1999, as amended, that the personal details contained in the application will be passed on to the authority dealing with their application, the contractual partners, the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and in the exchange as well as to other authorities awarding grants in Austria and will expressly agree with that.

| Selection procedure |

Selection by an expert commission in Austria.

Selection criteria

The selection committee examines and assesses the applications according to the following criteria:

• Why do you want to study or conduct research in Austria?
• What exactly do you want to do in Austria during your study or research period?
• In which way do you want to carry out your project, which scientific methods do you want to use?
• What is the aim of your study or research in Austria?
• Which steps do you plan to take in order to reach this aim (attendance of lectures, archive work, interviews, …)?
• Have you already carried out some preparatory work towards achieving this aim (if so, which?)?
• Where do you want to carry out your studies or research work (library, archive, institute, …)?
• Prior studying history (duration and grades), or list of publications or documentation of your artistic activities carried out so far, respectively.
• Plausibility of the application in general