[CALL] OeAD - Ernst Mach Grant - Worldwide


for incoming researchers

Deadline: 01.03.2017

Country of origin: all (except Austria)

Target country: Austria

Eligible for application are 

  1. postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD programme outside Austria;
  2. 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, 2014;
  3. post-docs who are working as lecturers at a university outside Austria.

(Applicants under [1] have to prove that they pursue doctoral/PhD studies, applicants under [3] have to prove that they are employed by a university.)

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

Duration: 1 to 9 months


1) Monthly grant rate

  • for graduates: 940 EUR 
  • for graduates with a PhD degree: 1,040 EUR

2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation

  • If necessary, the OeAD-GmbH will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
  • 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.