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


Deadline: 2021-03-15, 2021-10-01

for incoming researchers from China or Mongolia


Eligible for application are

  1. postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD program at one of EPU’s member institutions in China or Mongolia;
  2. post docs pursuing academic work at one of EPU’s member institutions in China or Mongolia;

Applicants under [1] have to prove that they pursue doctoral/PhD studies, applicants under [2] 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. 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: https://oead.at/fileadmin/Dokumente/oead.at/ICM/EPU/Members_China_and_Mongolia_05.12.2017.pdf

2) partners in Austria: https://oead.at/fileadmin/Dokumente/oead.at/ICM/EPU/Members_Austria_05.12.2017.pdf

Maximum age: no age limit


  • 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

  • It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing office. The monthly costs are:
    • - monthly rent: 220 to 480 EUR (depending on the amenities)
    • - monthly administrative fee: 18EUR
  • 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  55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health). Scholarship holders have to pay the costs for accommodation and insurance themselves.

3) Scholarship holders are exempted from paying tuition fees.
4) Scholarship holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of max. 1.000 EUR.
This subsidy can cover (parts of) travel expenses to Austria as well as to Austrian representative authorities outside the home country.

Ernst Mach [Wikipedia]