[CALL] OeAD - Ernst Mach Grant - Eurasia-Pacific Uninet


Deadline: 15 Mar 2019

For incoming researchers from China or Mongolia.


Eligible for application are

a) Postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD programme at one of EPU’s member institutions in China or Mongolia;
b) Postdocs pursuing academic work at one of EPU’s member institutions in China or Mongolia;

applicants under a) have to prove that they pursue doctoral/PhD studies, applicants under b) have to prove that they are employed by the partner institution; the grants should serve the promotion of young academic talents, therefore, post docs should not have graduated longer than five years ago at the time of application; applicants must not have studied/pursued research or academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant; information about member institutions is available here:

1) Partners in China and Mongolia: [here]

2) Partners in Austria: [here]


Maximum age: 35 years (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1983)


  • Postgraduates: 1-9 months
  • Postdocs: 1-6 months

 1) Monthly grant rate

  • for postgraduates: 1.050 EUR
  • for postdocs: 1.150 EUR

2) Accommodation, insurance

a) It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing office. The monthly costs are:

- monthly rent: EUR 250 to 600 EUR (depending on the amenities)

- monthly administrative fee: EUR 18

b) OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary, at the moment you should calculate EUR 55 to 200 (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health).
Scholarship holders have to pay the costs for accommodation and insurance themselves.

c) Applicants from non-EU/EEA countries who are planning a research stay of more than 6 months: If your monthly costs for accommodation in Austria exceed EUR 300, you may need to provide proof of additional funds to the Austrian residence authority when you apply for your residence permit. This figure may vary depending on your individual costs for health insurance and other liabilities.


3) Grant holders do not have to pay tuition fees in Austria. They might have to hand in a request at the rector’s office of their respective host university and demonstrate that they are studying or doing research in the context of transnational EU, national or university mobility programs.


4) Scholarship holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of max. EUR 1,000.