Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants –
Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Post-docs
Country of origin:
all (except Austria)
Target country:
Area of study or research:
Natural Sciences
Technical Sciences
Human Medicine, Health Sciences
Agricultural Sciences
Social Sciences
Type of grant:
grants, research promotion
Detailed type of grant:
semester and/or one-year grants, research grants
Target group:
PhD holders, post docs
Funding organisation:
OeAD-GmbH on behalf of and financed by the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria
1 - 12 months
The quota depends on the budget.
Grant benefit paid:
1) monthly scholarship instalment: 1.150 EUR
2) accident and health insurance; if necessary, the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) will effect an accident and health insurance. The costs for the insurance have to be covered from the scholarship.
3) The OeAD provides scholarship holders with accommodation (student dormitory or apartment). Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 18 EUR/month to the OeAD for the provision of accommodation. The costs for the accommodation have to be covered from the scholarship.
4) Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance. The lump sum depends on the country of origin.
Closing date for applications:
01. 03. 2017
Earliest possible start: July 2017
Apply direct
Application form:
Advice on how to apply:
Eligible for application are Postdocs, working at universities outside of Austria
- who are descendants of forced labourers (regardless of their country of origin)
- or come from countries that have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labourers

No scholarships are awarded for summer courses, language courses, clinical traineeships or internships.

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.

Age limit
40 years (born on or after March 1, 1977) 

The following documents have to be uploaded for the Online Application on
- fully completed Online Application form “Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV and a project plan, describing the plans and completed  preparatory work for the research stay in Austria.
- confirmation of supervision by a supervisor at the chosen Austrian university or research institution including a description of the planned / existing institutional cooperation.
- two letters of recommendation from university lecturers. For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they have to contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must be no older than six months at the time of application. The letters of recommendation and the confirmation of supervision cannot be issued by the same Person.
- scanned passport (showing the name and picture of the applicant)
-  scanned transcript of the completed doctoral/PhD studies
- for descendants of forced labourers: processing number or photocopy of the letter of information or other relevant proofs
Selection procedure:

The selection is made by the Scholarship Council in regard to the following selection criteria:
- Formal check (through the OeAD-GmbH)
- Value for the involved institutions (build-up and/or continuation of an institutional cooperation)
- What are the plans for the research stay in the framework of the scholarship?
- How will the project be carried out? Which scientific methods will you apply?
- What are the main objectives of your research stay in Austria
-  Which steps have you planned in order to achieve these objectives (research in archives, interviews, . . .)?
- Have you already completed preparatory work to achieve these objectives (if yes, which ones)?
- Where do you plan to carry out your project (library, archive, institute . . .)?
- list of publications or documents in regard to your artistic work so far.
- plausibility of the application.

General Information
All scholarships are based on competition. This means that even in the case of the fulfilment of all the requirements there is no legal claim to the award of the scholarship.

An award is only possible once per category, a renewal is not possible.

Scholarships are also awarded for research periods at scientific research institutions in Austria (e.g. universities, Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Library, National Archive).

As for article 1 of the Austrian Data Protection Act, BGBl. Nr. 165/1999 in the present version, the applicant is aware of the fact and fully agrees that personal data contained in the application and its enclosures may be forwarded to the authority processing the scholarship, the contracting parties, the Austrian Foreign Ministry and other granting authorities for statistical purposes and in order to ensure that the application can be processed properly.


Applications that are incomplete or do not meet the requirements cannot be taken into consideration!


The scholarship must be repaid in full, if it was obtained under false pretenses, or if any other grant offered on was obtained for the same time period as this scholarship

Further information:

At the OeAD:

Mag. Teresa Karamat

Last update:
10.11.2016 - Teresa Karamat (OeAD-GmbH)
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