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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 they are often not included 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's programme

Graduates: Students in a master's or diploma programme

Postgraduates: Persons having completed a master's 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:

CulturEU Funding Guide - EU Funding Opportunities for the Cultural and Creative Sectors 2021-2027:


Financial Aid and College Scholarship Search:

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, PhD students, 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 postdocs 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. At the beginning of the grant period, at least 3 years must have passed since the last funded research visit to Austria.

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: February 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, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)

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: PhD students, postdocs, researchers

Countries of origin: all

Duration: 4 to 9 months

Closing date for applications: March 1st


CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Programme for University Studies)

CEEPUS is a multilateral exchange programme with Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Students and lecturers can apply for a financially supported stay abroad in one of the 16 CEEPUS member countries. Both short stays (excursions lasting at least three days) and longer stays (up to ten months) can be supported.

Please note that students can only study at a partner university abroad via a CEEPUS network in which the relevant higher education institution takes part. You can find the networks in which Austrian higher education institutions take part on the CEEPUS website. Outside the networks freemover stays at a freely chosen university in one of the CEEPUS countries are possible in some cases (the university, however, must be eligible to take part in CEEPUS).

Target group: undergraduates, graduates, researchers

Countries of origin: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

Duration: 1 to 10 months

Closing date for applications: June 15th (for the whole academic year and for the winter term) | October 31st (for the summer term) | November 30th (for freemovers)


University of Klagenfurt Technology Scholarships

The University of Klagenfurt in collaboration with the OeAD offers a scholarship for English-speaking Master's programmes in the field of ICT. The scholarship provides not only monthly financial support and travel costs for the first year of the Master's studies but also assistance in finding a paid internship in the ICT sector. It is the product of the cooperation between Carinthia’s Chamber of Commerce (WKO Kärnten) and the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV Kärnten).

Target group: undergraduates, graduates

Countries of Origin: Eligible for application are Bachelor graduates in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) who completed their Bachelor studies in one of the 35 countries specified by the University of Klagenfurt

Funding organisation: OeAD-GmbH with financial support provided by the University of Klagenfurt

Closing date for applications: February


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

The scholarships of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Master’s Degree Studies in the Field of International Relations are intended for descendants of forced labourers under the NS regime and nationals of countries that suffered particularly from the NS regime. Students can apply for a master’s degree programme in the field of International Relations.

Target group: graduates, postgraduates

Countries of origin: all

Duration: 9 months

Closing date for applications: currently not known


ISTernship summer program

Since 2015 the OeAD has been running the ISTernship summer programme on behalf of ISTA Austria. Young bachelor’s and master’s students can spend 2-3 months in one of the research groups at ISTA Austria.

Target group: undergraduates, graduates

Countries of origin: varies depending on the call for applications

Duration: 2-3 months

Closing date for applications: 15th February

For more information please see the ISTernship summer progam website.


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

Scholarships and funding options for students and researchers from Ukraine

After 24 February 2022, various funding programmes for students and researchers from Ukraine have been implemented in Austria. However, the application deadline for many programmes has already passed. 

ÖH Social Fund

Students from Ukraine have the possibility to receive a subsidy from the Social Fund of the Austrian Students Union (ÖH). 

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.

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.

CERIC-ERIC Call for post-docs for Ukrainian citizens and residents affected by the war

The CERIC ERIC program is dedicated to supporting Ukrainian researchers whose work is hampered or prevented by Russia´s war against Ukraine.
Researchers are encouraged to propose collaborative proposals, bringing together one or more Partner Facilities. The research carried out at every partner facility is intended to improve CERIC capabilities and the user support. The research programmes may be proposed jointly with non-CERIC institutions.
Several of the post-doc positions are dedicated to research on batteries, fuel cells and electrolysers. 
The contract offered will terminate on the 4th of March 2024, renewable as long as the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) is renewed.

Expired scholarship and fellowship programmes:

Special scholarship programme Ernst Mach-Ukraine

In 2024 the special scholarship programme Ernst Mach – Ukraine is extended for the new period with the purpose to further support Ukrainian students by completing their first academic degree in Austria. The application was open only to scholarship holders of the grant until 07.04.2024.

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.

ESI - Special Research Fellowship for Ukrainian Scientists (Ukraine)
Ukrainian scientists 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.

EURIZON Fellowship Program: “Remote Research Grants for Ukrainian Researchers”

This fellowship programme is dedicated to supporting Ukrainian researchers whose work is hampered or prevented by Russia´s war against Ukraine. The programme is addressing teams of vulnerable researchers and other relevant staff from Ukrainian research institutes (PhD students, engineers, technicians, etc.). These temporary grants, funded by the European Union, are intended to enable Ukrainian research teams to continue their scientific work, remotely, by carrying on research projects in collaboration with partners from European research institutes. The proposed research projects can have a duration of 6 or 12 months. Research teams can be composed by 2 to 5 (and more) members.

The projects can be carried out, remotely, from any place in Ukraine. Priority will be given to research projects directly showing close collaborations with European scientists and/or targeting the reconstruction and/or the support to the operations of Ukrainian RIs, and their future integration into the European Research Area (ERA). The EURIZON fellowship programme will provide support in the form of research grants only to Ukrainian applicants (not to their European partners).