Study In Austria: Ernst Mach, Franz Werfel And Richard Plaschka Grants

ERNST MACH GRANT, FRANZ WERFEL GRANT, RICHARD PLASCHKA GRANT – 3 programs of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research for students and scientsts all over the world who want do a period of study and research in Austria. Next deadline March 1st 2009:

Deadline: 01/03/2010
Open to: postgraduates, PhD holders,researchers
Fund: full

ERNST MACH GRANT – WORLDWIDE
| Country of origin | all (except Austria)
| Area of study or research | Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Law and Economics, Humanities and Theology, Fine Arts
| Detailed type of grant | semester or one-year grant
| Target Group | postgraduates, PhD holders

| Authority awarding grant | ÖAD/ACM on behalf of and financed by the BMWF

| Duration | 1 to 9 months

| Grant benefit paid |
1) Monthly grant rate
a) for graduates: € 940.-
b) for graduates over 30 years with a PhD degree: € 1040.-
2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the ÖAD will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
b) Accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) will be provided by the ÖAD for recipients of grants. Monthly costs: € 200.- to € 380.- (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of € 15.- per month is payable to the ÖAD 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.

| Closing date for applications |
01. 03. 2010

| Where to submit your application | online HERE

| Advice on how to apply |
Eligible for application are
a) postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD programme outside Austria;
b) 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, 2007;
c) post-docs who are working as lecturers at a university outside Austria.
(Applicants under a) have to prove that they pursue doctoral/PhD studies, applicants under c) have to prove that they are employed by a university.)
Postgraduates and post-docs from developing countries can only apply in this programme if an application in the North-South Dialogue Scholarship Programme is not possible because of their field of study (see also North-South Dialogue Scholarship Programme).
Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued acdemic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant. Maximum age: 35 years (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1973). Good knowledge of German, particularly in the respective subject area, is a prerequisite. For projects to be carried out in English a good knowledge of English in the respective subject area is required. Proof of proficiency in German or English can be attached to the application.

Information HERE

ERNST MACH GRANT for students from non-European countries for studying a fulltime programme at an AUSTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (FACHHOCHSCHULE)

| Area of study or research | Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Social Sciences, Law and Economics, Humanities and Theology
| Detailed type of grant | semester or one-year grant
| Target Group | undergraduate students
| Authority awarding grant | ÖAD/ACM on behalf of and financed by the BMWF

| Duration | 4 to 10 months

| Grant benefit paid |
1) Monthly grant rate € 940.-
2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the ÖAD will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
b) Accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) will be provided by the ÖAD or the Fachhochschule for recipients of grants. Monthly costs: € 200.- to € 380.- . For accommodation arranged by the ÖAD an administration fee of € 15.- per month is payable. 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.

| Closing date for applications |
01. 03. 2010
| Where to submit your application | online HERE

| Advice on how to apply |
Eligible for application are students who are studying a master programme at a university in a non-European country or who have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of studies within a diploma programme at a university in one of the above-mentioned countries at the time of taking up the grant.
Maximum age: 35 years (born on or after October 1st, 1973).
Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant. Proof of proficiency in the language of instruction (German or English) has to be provided.
The confirmation of admission by the Fachhochschule degree programme of your choice has to be enclosed with the application. (Therefore please contact the Fachhochschule degree programme of your choice in time.)

The study programmes on offer at the Austrian universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) and Fachhochschule degree programmes can be found HERE The topics of the study programmes can roughly be summarised as follows: “Economics/Business”, “Tourism”, “Economics and Technology”, “Technology/Biotechnology”, “Media and Design” as well as “Health and Social Matters”.

Information HERE

FRANZ WERFEL GRANT for young university teachers of German language and Austrian literature

| Country of origin | all (except Austria)
| Area of study or research | Humanities , Linguistics and Literature Sciences
| Detailed type of grant | semester or one-year grant, research grant
| Target Group | postgraduates, PhD holders, researchers
| Authority awarding grant | ÖAD/ACM on behalf of and funded by the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF)

| Duration | 4 to 9 months

| Quota | 7 new awards per academic year! If the research activity is successful, the grant can, on request, be renewed (total duration 18 months).

| Grant benefit paid |
1) Monthly grant
a) grant: € 1040.-
b) book allowance: € 93.-
2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the ÖAD will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
b) Accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) will be provided by the ÖAD for recipients of grants. Monthly costs: € 200.- to € 380.- (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of € 15.- per month is payable to the ÖAD 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.

| Closing date for applications | 01. 03. 2010

| Where to submit your application | online HERE

| Advice on how to apply |
Those in receipt of a Werfel grant can work as visiting researchers at university departments and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions. Applications are only open to university teachers who are primarily occupied with Austrian literature. The application must be accompanied by a list stating the titles of the lectures the applicant is holding. It is absolutely essential that prior contact with an educational or research institution in Austria has already been made.
Age limit: 35 (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1973 for the first award of the grant).

After completion of at least 12 months of research supported by the grant the scientific director of the Franz Werfel grant programme will decide about the admission in the follow-on support programme after consultation with the academic supervisor.
For the follow-on support programme the following measures are scheduled:
– an invitation to a literature symposium each year
– a yearly allowance for specialist literature on the occasion of this symposium
– a one-month research grant every three years
– subscription to a specialist journal for German studies
– habilitation grant, – publication allowance

Information HERE

RICHARD PLASCHKA SCHOLARSHIP

| Country of origin | All (except Austria)
| Area of study or research | Humanities, Historical Sciences, Linguistics and Literature Sciences
| Detailed type of grant | semester or one-year grant, research grant
| Target Group | postgraduates, PhD holders, researchers

| Authority awarding grant | ÖAD/ACM on behalf of and funded by the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF)

| Duration | 4 to 9 months

| Quota | 7 new awards per academic year! In case of successful research activities the scholarship can, on request, be renewed (total duration 18 months).

| Grant benefit paid |
1) Monthly grant
a) grant: € 1040.-
b) book allowance: € 93.-
2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the ÖAD will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
b) Accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) will be provided by the ÖAD for recipients of grants. Monthly costs: € 200.- to € 350.- (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of € 15.- per month is payable to the ÖAD for arranging accommodation.
The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
4) Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.

| Closing date for applications | 01. 03. 2010

| Where to submit your application | online HERE

| Advice on how to apply |
Recipients of Plaschka grants can work as visiting researchers at university departments and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions. Eligible for application are only university lecturers in the field of history who are primarily occupied with Austria-related topics. The application must be accompanied by a list stating the titles of the lectures the applicant is holding.
It is absolutely essential that prior contact with an educational or research institution in Austria has already been made. Age limit: 35 (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1973 for the first award of the grant).
After having consumed at least 9 scholarship months the grant recipients will be evaluated by the “Richard Plaschka Scholarship Commission”. If the evaluation results are positive and if grant recipients have consumed at least 12 scholarship months they will qualify for follow-on contact. Follow-on contact comprises the following measures:
– an invitation to a symposium on a historic topic each year
– a yearly allowance for specialist literature on the occasion of this symposium
– a one-month research grant every three years
– subscription to a specialist journal for history studies
– habilitation grant
– publication allowance

Information HERE

Johannes Thaler
Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD-GmbH)
Academic Cooperation and Mobility Unit – ACM
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