[CALL] Aktion Austria - Slovakia


for bilateral projects, primarily for young researchers (mainly travel costs)

Deadline: 15th of March, 15th of May, 15th of October

The Aktion Austria – Slovakia is a fund for the promotion of co-operation between Austria and the Slovak Republic in the fields of higher education, university education, and research. The programme is financed equally by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research of the Republic of Austria.

The three bilateral funding programmes “Aktionen” support cooperation and transnational mobility in the tertiary sector between Austria and the three neighbouring countries Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary. The focus is on the support of young researchers. The different funding initiatives can be summarised as follows:

  • Transnational mobility through scholarship programmes
  • Bilateral co-operation projects
  • Promotion of the acquisition of the language of the neighbouring countries



Besides scholarships for traditional degree (“diploma degree”) and doctoral students the Aktion offers a very successful scholarship for postdoctoral researchers for stays in the respective neighbouring country.

Focus of project funding:

I. Targeted project funding of the Aktion:

  • Organising of Austrian-Slovak summer language courses (“Sommerkollegs”)
  • Projects to promote jointly supervised doctorates
  • Organising of Austrian-Slovak training courses

II. Initiative project funding of the Aktion:

In this type of funding the project partners choose the topics and activities they need to fulfil their objectives ("bottom-up" approach).


A list of possible activities as well as the guidelines for submitting projects are available on the AKTION Austria – Slovakia’s website