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
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
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