Ernst Mach Grant - worldwide
Area of study or research:Natural Sciences
Human Medicine, Health Sciences
Detailed type of grant:Semester and/or one-year grants, Research grants
PhD holders, post docs
Duration: 1 to 9 months
Grant benefit paid:
Supplementary grant, own funds are required
1) Monthly grant rate
a) for graduates: EUR 1,050
b) for graduates with a PhD degree: EUR 1,150
Closing date for applications: 01.02.2022
Advice on how to apply:
- To promote research cooperation
- To promote young academics in the early stages of their scientific career
- To establish an effective network of researchers with relations to Austria
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 30th, 2020;
c) post-docs who are working as lecturers at a university outside Austria.
Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.
Maximum age: 35 years (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1986).
Language skills: Very good knowledge of English and/or German
The scholarship will only be granted for projects that can be completed within the scholarship period (max. 9 months).
The following documents have to be uploaded with the online application at www.scholarships.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 not be older than six months at the time of application.)
Consent of a lecturer at the Austrian target university to supervise the applicant academically
Scanned copy of your passport (page with the name and photo)
Scanned copy of your university graduation certificate of your diploma, master, PhD or doctoral studies
only for PHD-students: confirmation, that proves your participation in a PHD-program at your home university
only for postdoc-lecturers: confirmation that proves your employment at your home university
Applicants who seek admission to an university in Austria have to contact the institution of their choice directly.
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 is competitive, i.e. there is no legal claim to a grant even if all application requirements are fulfilled. The number of grants that will be awarded during one call depends on the quota and/or the available budget. Applicants may apply for several grants at the same time.
Grant holders must be present at their place of study in Austria to study or conduct their research project.
Once an application has been rejected, it will not be considered any further within that call. However, it is possible to re-apply for this grant with a revised application in the future.
Applicants must comply with the admission regulations of the respective university
The selection follows a multistage process:
1. Examination of the formal requirements
2. Examination of the application's general plausibility
3. Assessment and evaluation of the application by experts
4. Final decision by the BMBWF
The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and the OeAD do not guarantee that a stay at the destination in Austria or at the host institution is possible and harmless to health when a scholarship is granted. The scholarship holders decide themselves whether or not they want to embark on their study or research period in Austria. The BMBWF and the OeAD do not assume any liability for any complications or any resulting additional costs or damages that may arise during the stay in Austria. The conclusion of sufficient health insurance valid in Austria is a prerequisite for receiving a scholarship. The OeAD can assist in taking out adequate insurance. Sufficient vaccination against Covid-19 is strongly recommended to minimise the risk of contracting the disease. The respective current conditions of the host institution for attendance/participation in person and for entry to Austria– also with regard to the Covid-19 situation – must be observed.
Scholarship holders are not allowed to take up paid work in Austria while receiving an OeAD grant.
Scholarship holders are obliged to submit a final report at the end of their scholarship stay.
Grant contract/grant award:
Grant recipients will be issued a grant contract (Letter of Award and Letter of Acceptance). It defines the following: start and end date of the grant, grant amount, payment modalities, compulsory attendance at the guest institution, performance report and final report, data protection, repayment obligations and other conditions and requirements.
Contact at the OeAD-GmbH: