Search by name
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
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
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
102 Computer Sciences
103 Physics, Astronomy
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
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
503 Educational Sciences
506 Political Science
507 Human Geography, Regional Geography, Regional Planning
508 Media and Communication Sciences
509 Other and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
601 History, Archaeology
602 Linguistics and Literature
603 Philosophy, Ethics, Religion
604 Arts (incl. Art History)
605 Other and Interdisciplinary Humanities
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): www.foerderkompass.at
Overview of Austrian research and business development programmes: www.foerderpilot.at
Förderdatenbank der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKO)
Datenbank zur Weiterbildungsförderung (Grants for futher education): www.erwachsenenbildung.at
Funding database for fine arts, performing arts, film and video, literature and music in Austria: www.smartatmobility.com
National databases of other countries
New Zealand: www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/scholarships
DAAD – Scholarship Database
Stipendienlotse – Die Stipendiendatenbank des BMBF (in German only)
The Netherlands: www.grantfinder.nl
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: www.european-funding-guide.eu
Database of EU calls: EUcalls.net
CulturEU Funding Guide - EU Funding Opportunities for the Cultural and Creative Sectors 2021-2027: https://ec.europa.eu/culture/document/cultureu-funding-guide
Scholarship Database for Western Balkan Countries: www.s4wb.eu
Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search: www.iefa.org/scholarships
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: www.bilat.eu
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!
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 www.studienwahl.at/en 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
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 www.grants.at by using the filter option "Funding organisation" or on the OeAD website under Programmes from A to Z.
Special scholarship programme Ernst Mach-Ukraine
The special scholarship programme Ernst Mach-Ukraine supports Ukrainian students to continue their studies in Austria. The scholarship is aimed both at Ukrainian students who are already studying regularly at an Austrian university and at students, scientists and researchers from Ukraine who would like to continue their studies or projects here.
IV-Mint-Scholarship for high-potentials from Ukraine
The IV scholarship is aimed at high-potentials from Ukraine who are pursuing a MINT (Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences, Technology) Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at an Austrian higher education institution (university/university of applied sciences) and/or exceptional students who are preparing for a MINT degree programme as part of a university preparation programme.
Special funding for artists (only available in German)
This special funding is intended to provide quick and targeted support for Ukrainian artists who have fled, by providing financial means in the form of work grants as well as project funding, thus ensuring that they can work and live safely in Austria. In particular, this should also create a framework for networking and exchange with the art and cultural scene in Austria.
Possible Erasmus+ and ESC support measures in connection with the war in Ukraine
Current Erasmus+ mobility and cooperation projects can use unused project funds for activities in connection with the war in Ukraine. The original objectives of the projects must be met in any case. The additional measures should always have an Erasmus+ or ESC connection.
ÖH Emergency Aid - Ukraine
In order to help students who are affected by the war, the Austrian Students' Union (ÖH) offers the chance to receive emergency financial aid of up to 1000 euros per person from the ÖH. Any person who has Ukrainian or Russian citizenship or who can prove to date that they have been financially supported by relatives from the two countries can apply for funding.
ÖAW - JESH-Ukraine emergency call
The Austrian Academy of Sciences is offering an emergency call for applications from Ukrainian researchers as part of its academic mobility programme “Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities” (JESH). The aim of the special call JESH-Ukraine is to support Ukrainian scientists who had/have to leave their country in temporarily carrying out a scientific project at an Austrian research institution.
ESI - Special Research Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists (Ukraine)
Ukrainian scientist in the fields of mathematics and physics with a PhD who are affiliated with a research institution in the Ukraine. Stays of up to 4 months at the ESI are possible. The financial support provided by the ESI consists of a daily allowance of 80 EUR for each day of the stay. Fellows will have a working place at the ESI in Vienna with access to the libraries of mathematics and physics of the University of Vienna.
FWF Crisis Support for Researchers from Ukraine
This measure serves to provide support for Ukrainian researchers who have fled Ukraine or who are unable to return to Ukraine because of the war. These persons may be employed in ongoing FWF projects for a maximum of 12 months on the basis of requests for additional funding.
Non-Residential Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine (IWM and HURI)
These fellowships are open to:
- Ukrainian scholars in the humanities and social sciences who hold a PhD or its equivalent at the time of application
- Ukrainian writers, artists, and public intellectuals whose work contributes to deeper international understanding of Ukrainian society
MSCA4Ukraine Fellowship Scheme
As part of the EU’s response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, a new dedicated fellowship scheme - MSCA4Ukraine - will provide support to displaced researchers from Ukraine. The fellowships are open to all domains of research and innovation. Applications must be submitted by prospective host organisations on behalf of a displaced researcher(s) from Ukraine. Host organisations can be academic or non-academic organisations in any EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.
FEBS | Ukrainian Short-Term Fellowship
Ukrainian Short-Term Fellowships are specifically for active molecular life scientists who are resident in Ukraine at the point of application, or displaced from Ukraine as a result of war in the country. They should be a member of the Ukrainian Biochemical Society or hosted by a scientist who is a member of a FEBS Constituent Society.
For more information please visit https://studyinaustria.at/en/study/information-for-students-and-researchers-from-ukraine.