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Scholarships and Grants for Austria

Students and researchers who are interested in a stay in Austria are welcome to find a wide variety of possible scholarships and grants with the OeAD. Our programs range from broader geographical and theme-oriented scholarships like the Ernst Mach program, to more specific programs for individual fields of study

(Franz Werfel for students of German language and literature; Richard Plaschka for historians), also including programs with a regional focus. The programs are designed for a worldwide application, except the Ernst Mach Grant for Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences, which is only aimed at non-European countries. All programs are funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF).

The PAUL CELAN Fellowship 2015/2016 for Translators

The program, sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), supports translations from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European langugages of cannonical texts as well as contemporary key works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. Special Emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars.

All information and details are available on the IWM's website: www.iwm.at/fellowships.htm

Contact:
Mary Nicklas
Fellows program coordinator
Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Spittelauer Laende 3
1090 Vienna / Austria
tel. +43/1/313 58-108

Deadline: TBA

Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide

The Ernst Mach grant worldwide is open to postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD program outside Austria, postgraduates and postdocs wishing to do research in Austria with a view to an academic career and who have completed their studies (at an university outside Austria), or post-docs who are working as lecturers at a university outside Austria.

Target group: postgraduates, PhD holders Country of origin all (except Austria )
Area of study or research: all disciplines
Duration: 1–9 months
Grant benefit paid: monthly grant rate of € 940 or € 1,040 plus a travel costs subsidy for scholars from non-European developing countries
Closing date for applications: March 1st (for the following academic year)
Age limit: 35 years

Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule)

Students who are participating in a master program at a university outside Europe or have successfully completed at least four semesters of studies within a bachelor- or diploma program at the time of taking up the grant can apply.

Target group: undergraduates and graduates
Country of origin: non-European countries
Area of study or research: all disciplines
Duration: 4–10 months
Grant benefit paid: monthly grant rate € 940 plus a travel costs subsidy for scholars from non-European developing countries
Closing date for applications: March 1st (for the following academic year)
Age limit: 35 years

Franz Werfel Grant

Franz Werfel, who was born 1890 in Prague and died 1945 in California , is one of the most famous representatives of Austrian Literature. Therefore the Franz Werfel Grant addresses itself to young university teachers whose work focuses on Austrian Literature. Those in receipt of a Werfel grant can work as visiting
researchers at university departments and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions. After consuming at least 12 scholarship months the candidate can apply for the admission to the follow-on-support program.

Target group: University lecturers who are primarily occupied with Austrian literature
Country of origin: all (except Austria )
Area of study or research: Linguistics and Literature Sciences
Duration 4–9 months; an extension up to 18 months is possible
Grant benefit paid: monthly grant rate € 1,040, monthly book allowance of € 93, plus a travel costs subsidy for applicants from non-European developing countries
Closing date for applications: March 1st (for the following academic year)
Age limit: 35 years

Richard Plaschka Grant

The grant is named after the Austrian historian Richard Plaschka (1925–2001), university professor for Eastern European history at the University of Vienna (1967–1993), rector of the university in 1981/1982 and head of the Austrian East and Southeast Europe Institute from 1958 to 1988. University lecturers in the field of history who are primarily occupied with Austria-related topics are eligible. Recipients of a Plaschka grant can work as visiting researchers at university departments and carry out specialist studies in libraries, archives or at research institutions. After consuming at least 12 scholarship months the candidate can apply for the admission to the follow-on-support program.

Target Group: University lecturers who are primarily occupiedwith Austria-related topics
Country of origin: all (except Austria )
Area of study or research: Historical Sciences
Duration: 4–9 months; an extension up to 18 months is possible
Grant benefit paid: monthly grant rate € 1,040, monthly book allowance € 93, plus a travel costs subsidy for applicants from non-European developing countries
Closing date for applications: March 1st (for the following academic year)
Age limit: none

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Opportunities from the Botstiber Institute for 2015

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) offers grants and a fellowship to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States.. Please see our website at www.botstiber.org/austrian. for 2015 application deadlines..

BIAAS Grant Program 2015
BIAAS seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria in the fields of history, politics, economics and law. Grant proposals that further the Institute's mission will also be accepted in the fields of literature, poetry, music and translations. Grant proposals may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and documentaries. Grant proposals for salary replacement will not be considered. Details TBA

BIAAS Fellowship 2015
BIAAS is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States. A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for salary, travel, or other necessary expenses. Applications from (i) graduate students, (ii) early-career professionals and (iii) mid-career professionals will be accepted. Details TBA

Guidelines and More Information
For grant and fellowship application guidelines, and for more information about BIAAS, please visit our website at www.botstiber.org/austrian or contact:

Carlie Numi, Deputy Administrator
The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation
200 E. State Street, Suite 306-A
P.O. Box 1819
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Email: cnumi@botstiber.org / Tel: 610-566-3375 / Fax: 610-566-3376


EURIAS (Post-Doctoral) Fellowship Program

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Program is an international researcher mobility program offering 10-month residencies in one of the 14 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyons, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 14 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars.

Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Program welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Program standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialization, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, EURIAS offered 44 fellowships (23 junior and 23 senior positions).

The stipend is EUR 26,000 EUR for junior fellows and EUR 38,000 for senior fellows.

The fellowship also includes travel costs, a mobility allowance, and a research cost contribution.


APPLICATION
Applications are submitted online via http://www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure.

For further information on the Program, please consult our website: http://www.eurias-fp.eu

For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions: http://www.eurias-fp.eu/ias
Deadline: TBA (early 2015 for the 2016-17 academic year)

Austrian Fulbright Opportunities

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to promote “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries.” Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright from Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has over 310,000 alumni and currently operates in 155 countries, including 50 countries with binational Fulbright commissions such as the Austrian-American Educational Commission. 

Funded primarily by direct contributions from the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Austria, the Fulbright Program provides grants for U.S. citizens, who are recent graduates and graduate students or scholars and professionals, to study, teach, or pursue research in Austria and for Austrian citizens to engage in similar activities in the U.S. 

Among the Fulbright programs available to Austrians and Americans through the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Austria) are research grants for students and faculty, teaching opportunities for faculty, opportunities for recent Austrian college grads to teach German in America, and opportunities for recent American college grads to teach English in Austria. Find more information on the Austrian-American Educational Commission's website.