Science & Research

Austrian Science- and Research Institutions

Forschung an der ÖAW

There are many prestigious institutions in Austria which deal with science and research. In addition to academic institutions, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OAW) is Austria's leading institution for science and research, for societal dialogue and knowledge transfer as well as for foundational research at the highest international level. The Ludwig Boltzmann Society with its 15 Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes and five Ludwig Boltzmann Clusters, is a private organization for research in the fields of life sciences, humanities, social sciences and cultural studies. The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding institution for applied research and development in Austria. 

International Researchers in Austria

In the recent past, Austria has put a strong focus on its performance in research, technology and innovation. With the help of scholarships and grants, international researchers and scientists have the opportunity to study and work in Austria. The Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior has, in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, created an informative guide for residence and employment of international researchers in Austria.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy publishes on its website information on science and research.     

EURAXESS - Support for researchers

Euraxess Austria encompasses measures to promote mobility and career development of researchers starting from the doctoral level. Current and comprehensive information on all matters related to the mobility of researchers, especially for a research stay in Austria are available on the website and in the Researcher's Guide to Austria. The network of the Austrian EURAXESS Service Centers also offers personal counseling for native and foreign researchers on funding opportunities as well as on legal, administrative and cultural affairs.