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relates only to names/titles of grants in the database – it is NOT a full-text search! NO combinations (e.g. word1 and/or word2) are possible, the search is not case-sensitive!

Tips & Tricks

  • Only enter parts of the name or parts of words – be careful about singular/plural
  • Try different ways of spelling and different words
  • A search for grant-awarding authorities is useless in most cases as these often do not feature in the name of the grant.
  • If a specific field of study is not listed in the drop-down list, it is sometimes useful to search for part of the name of the – often interdisciplinary – special field, e.g. energy, nano, environment, tourism or climate.


  • If you are looking for the “Paul-Urban-Foundation….” just search for “urban” since by searching for “paul urban” (without hyphen!) the entry will not be found.
  • Typing in “fin” will yield both “…Finland…” and “…Finnish…”.
  • Use different words – e.g. ‘communic’ and ‘journal’ for Communication Studies/Journalism.

Country of origin / Target country

Country of origin can mean your nationality – but also your place of residence or study.

If you are studying in Austria, select once your nationality and in a second search your place of residence "Austria".

Type of grants

Grants for whole degree programmes in the target country:
Grants/scholarships for students who are going to complete an entire study programme (degree programme) in the target country (“study scholarships/grants”); these may cover the entire study period or only parts of it (semesters, individual years)

Semester and/or one-year grants:
“Study abroad scholarships/grants”; grants/scholarships for study mobility – one semester or year (for credit programmes – e. g. Erasmus+ Grants for study mobility or CEEPUS )

Grants for summer courses: Grants for study visits in the summer, Summer Schools, Sommerkollegs, etc.

Practical trainings: Funding for practical training / internships / work placements

Subsidies, Allowances:
Support for events, publications, printing costs, travel expenses, writing of a final paper (bachelor’s, master’s, or traditional degree (“Diplom”) thesis or dissertation), childcare, acquisition and improvement of foreign language skills. Subsidies for printing costs and final papers are sometimes granted in the form of prizes.
Subsidies/allowances do not cover the full living costs!

Awards, prizes: Awards/prizes for persons and institutions

Research grants: Grants for personal research activities; fellowships; working scholarships (in the arts)

Research allowances: Support for project-related research and development (R&D) activities

Target groups

Undergraduates: Students in a bachelor programme

Graduates: Students in a master or diploma programme

Postgraduates: Persons having completed a master or diploma programme

PhD students:  Students participating in a PhD or doctoral programme

PhD holders, Postdocs: Researchers after PhD programmes

Researchers: Researchers regardless of PhD programmes

Companies / Scientific institutions: Support for companies or scientific institutions (only institutional support)


If you select a superordinate term it will also include all subordinate ones.

The following areas are available for selection:

1    Natural Sciences

101    Mathematic
102    Computer Sciences
103    Physics, Astronomy
104    Chemistry
105    Geosciences
106    Biology
107    Other and Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences

2    Technical Sciences
201    Construction Engineering (incl. Architecture, Transportation)
202    Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Engineering
203    Mechanical Engineering
204    Chemical Process Engineering
205    Materials Engineering
206    Medical Engineering
207    Environmental Engineering, Applied Geosciences (incl. Mining)
208    Environmental Biotechnology
209    Industrial Biotechnology
210    Nanotechnology
211    Other and Interdisciplinary Technical Sciences (incl. Metallurgy)

3    Human Medicine, Health Sciences
301    Medical-Theoretical Sciences, Pharmacy
302    Clinical Medicine
303    Health Sciences (incl. Nutritional Sciences, Hygiene)
304    Medical Biotechnology
305    Other and Interdisciplinary Human Medicine, Health Sciences

4    Agricultural Sciences
401    Agriculture and Forestry, Fishery
402    Animal Breeding, Animal Production
403    Veterinary Medicine
404    Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology
405    Other and Interdisciplinary Agricultural Sciences

5    Social Sciences
501    Psychology
502    Economics
503    Educational Sciences
504    Sociology
505    Law
506    Political Science
507    Human Geography, Regional Geography, Regional Planning
508    Media and Communication Sciences
509    Other and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

6    Humanities
601    History, Archaeology
602    Linguistics and Literature
603    Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
604    Arts (incl. Art History)
605    Other and Interdisciplinary Humanities

7    Arts

The struture of the areas is based on the Austrian Systematic of Science Branches © Statistik Austria.

Further databases and sources for funding

For Austria (in German only)

Der Förderkompass – ein Service des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (BMVIT):

Overview of Austrian research and business development programmes:

Förderdatenbank der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO)

Datenbank zur Weiterbildungsförderung (Grants for futher education):

Funding database for fine arts, performing arts, film and video, literature and music in Austria:

National databases of other countries


New Zealand:



DAAD – Scholarship Database
Stipendienlotse – Die Stipendiendatenbank des BMBF (in German only)


The Netherlands:

United Kingdom: Study UK: Discover You

Europe-wide and regional

Euraxess Jobs: a job database with updated job vacancies and fellowships for researchers and PhD students throughout

Europe European funding database:

Database of EU calls:

Scholarship Database for Western Balkan Countries:

International International

Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search:

Database for research funding opportunities worldwide, and links to projects supporting the EU policy dialogue with those countries that have a science and technology agreement with the European Union:

Selected government-funded grants for Austria

Please note that there are hardly any scholarships for obtaining a whole degree programme here in Austria. Please read the calls carefully, as restrictions may apply!


Ernst Mach Grant - worldwide

The Ernst Mach Grant worldwide is intended for young researchers and university lecturers of all disciplines who are studying or pursuing research outside Austria.

Target group: postgraduates, postdocs

Countries of origin: all

Duration: 1 to 9 months

Closing date for applications: February 1st


Ernst Mach Follow-up Grant (non-European developing countries)

The Ernst Mach Follow-up Grant (EZA) is a programme for former scholarship holders from non-European developing countries. Eligible for application are people who are pursuing research or are teaching at a higher education institution in a developing country and already received a scholarship administered by the OeAD.

Target group: postdocs

Countries of origin: non-European developing countries

Duration: 1 to 3 months

Closing date for applications: February 1st, September 1st


Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule)

The Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) is intended for international students who want to spend a study period at an Austrian university of applied sciences. The purpose of the programme is to promote the internationalisation of the university of applied sciences sector in Austria.

Target group: undergraduates, graduates

Countries of origin: non-European countries

Duration: 4 to 10 months

Closing date for applications: March 1st

In the Studyfinder database you will find an overview of what Austrian higher education institutions offer; please filter for “University of Applied Sciences”.


Ernst Mach Grant – ASEA-UNINET (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines)

The Ernst Mach Grant ASEA-UNINET within the framework of the ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET) enables students and researchers stays in Austria. The target group are PhD students, postdocs and lecturers at member institutions of the ASEA-UNINET.

Target group: undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, postdocs

Countries of origin: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines

Duration: undergraduates, graduates 9 months; postdocs: 3 to 9 months; postgraduates: max. 36 months (for a whole degree programme in Austria)

Closing date for applications: March 1st


Franz Werfel Fellowship for young university teachers of German language and Austrian literature

The Franz Werfel Grant is intended for young university lecturers of German language and literature studies with a special focus on Austrian literature. The duration of the scholarship is four to nine months; an extension to up to 18 months is possible. Persons who consumed at least 12 scholarship months can apply for the follow-up support programme.

Target group: postgraduates, postdocs, researchers

Countries of origin: all

Duration: 4 to 9 months

Closing date for applications: March 1st, September 15th


Richard Plaschka Fellowship

The Plaschka PostDoc scholarship programme is aimed at researchers in the field of Austrian history. The duration of the scholarship is four to twelve months; an extension to up to 18 months is possible. Persons who consumed at least 12 scholarship months can apply for the follow-up support programme.

Target group: postdocs, researchers

Countries of origin: all

Duration: 4 to 12 months (extension to 18 months is possible in certain cases)

Closing date for applications: March 1st, September 15th


Scholarships of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria

The scholarships of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria are intended for descendants of forced labourers under the NS regime and nationals of countries that suffered particularly from the NS regime. Students and researchers can apply for a research period in Austria.

Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Undergraduates,Graduates and Postgraduates

Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Post-docs

Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Master Studies in the Field of International Relations (for a whole degree programme)


You can find all funding programmes awarded by the OeAD on by using the filter option "Funding organisation" or on the OeAD website under Programmes from A to Z.