The most important Austrian scholarships at a glance
Find below the most important Austrian scholarships available for students, teachers and reserachers in Southern Africa. Many more scholarships are available and can be searched for electronically in the scholarship database.
If you do not want to participate in the scholarships featured below, be sure to search the database containing more than 100 scholarship opportunities. Please download also the poster with bursary information for the academic year 2007/08.The European Union has broadened its scholarship programme, which now - as Erasmus Mundus - is also available to developing countries. This scholarship scheme addresses highly qualified individuals who come to Europe to follow the Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses or to work for them. Find more information through the weblink.
NEW: International Research Centre Cultural Studies
The call for proposals for Fellowships of the International Research Centre Cultural Studies for 2010/2011 has just been issued
Interested researchers and academics in their postdoc phase (Research Fellowships) and researchers and academics of international reputation (Senior Fellowships) can download the relevant application forms.
This year's research focus has been established as "Lost Certainties – Lives and Science in Transition". Proposals can still be entered for the previous theme "Culture of Evidence. The Reality of Cultural Studies". It is also possible to enter with a theme of one's own choice.
Information and background on the International Research Centre Cultural Studies and its activities are available at www.ifk.ac.at.
Applications need to be received by 1 July 2009 and should be sent to:
IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: (+43-1) 504 11 26
Fax: (+43-1) 504 11 32
Richard Plaschka Grant
New grant for historians
Richard Plaschka grants are awarded to young university lecturers of history from abroad whose main focus of academic interest is Austrian history and who want to place special emphasis on this in the teaching at their home universities on a long-term basis.
Richard Plaschka grants last for 18 months and comprise an intensive follow-on support for 18 years by yearly invitations to a scientific symposium and one-month research periods in Austria at regular intervals. In this way a worldwide network of young and committed historians in the field of Austrian history is to be created.
Each year a maximum of seven new Richard Plaschka grants are awarded. An application is possible for the first time by March 1, 2008. Details about the grant and application can be found at www.grants.at .
Richard Plaschka Scholarships
North-South-Dialogue Scholarship Programme
The programme supports scientists, universities and research institutions in developing countries (personal and institutional capacity building) and serves the scientific examination of the thematic priorities of the Austrian Development Cooperation (OEZA).
The level of qualifications required is that of post-graduates and the programme is to facilitate young academics’ scientific research in Austria.
Women (when they have the same qualification), topics that comply with the sectoral priorities of the OEZA and projects within an existing academic co-operation as well as sandwich projects are treated with priority.
Types of support:
- doctoral studies in Austria (max 26 months) with field research in the country of origin
- post-doc research stays in Austria (3 to max 12 months)
- research stays in Austria to acquire a doctoral degree in the country of origin (3 to max 12 months)
- selected master's programmes
The application has to be sent via the Austrian Embassy Pretoria, please allow for sufficient time for mail to reach the Embassy. The next deadline for applications is 30 June 2008.
Ernst Mach Grant
This is a 4-month scholarship, available for fields of study not covered by the North-South-Dialogue Scholarship Programme (which are in particular Humanities, Languages, etc.). Eligible for application are GRADUATES pursuing a doctoral/PhD programme outside Austria and those who have already completed a doctoral/PhD degree (or equivalent degree) and are working at their home university.
Applications need to be filed by 1 March 2010
The responsible contact in the Academic Cooperation and Mobility Unit (ACM) is Dr. Szabo Tibor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Franz Werfel Grant for young university teachers of German language and Austrian literature
The Franz Werfel Grant supports young university teachers, if their areas of research are the Humanities and Theology, or Linguistics and Literature science.
Mondi Austria Student Scholarship
The non-profit Mondi Austria Privatstiftung focuses on a balanced selection of applicants in terms of region of origin and area of studies.
The important criteria for the selection of candidates that are taken into consideration on the basis of the submitted application documents are: Formal qualification (completed school education), exceptional performance in the applicant's educational career so far (projects, final papers), extracurricular activities, basic knowledge of the German language or willingness to attend German courses in Austria (proof of basic knowledge after two semesters), good knowledge of English, and reasons for wanting to study.