Apply for Ernst Mach Grant For Young Researchers For Study Stay In Austria, 2016

Apply for Ernst Mach Grant For Young Researchers For Study Stay In Austria, 2016

Applications are invited for Ernst Mach Grant available for students and young researchers from any country (except Austria) for a research or to study stay in Austria. Ernst Mach grant worldwide is open for postgraduatesand/or post-docs for maximum of 9 months while Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences is open to graduates and undergraduates for 4–10 months. Age limit for this grant program is 35 years at the time of the application. The application deadline is March 1st 2016 for the academic year 2016/17.

Study Subject(s): Grants are awarded in Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts. (Arts only for Ernst Mach grant worldwide).
Course Level: Grants are available to students and young researchers for a research or a study stay in Austria.
Scholarship Provider: Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMWF)
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria

Eligibility: The “Ernst Mach grant worldwide” is open to
-postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD program outside Austria,
-postgraduates and post-docs wishing to do research in Austria with a view to an academic career and who have completed their studies (at an university outside Austria) after September 30th, 2014;
-or post-docs who are working as lecturers at a foreign university outside Austria. Duration of stay is limited to a maximum of 9 months (extension are not possible within this program).
The “Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences” is open to:
-graduates and undergraduates who are studying at a university outside Europe and who are participating in a master program or have successfully completed at least four semesters of their studies within a bachelor- or diploma program at the time of taking up the grant. The minimum duration of stay is 4 months, maximum stay in Austria is up to 10 months.
-Age limit for this grant program is 35 years at the time of the application

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of any country (except Austria) can apply for these Ernst Mach grants.

Scholarship Description:
The Ernst Mach Grants are named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). The grant program is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for this grant to come to Austria for a research or a study stay. Every year a board of representatives of the Austrian Ministry awards the Ernst Mach Grants based on the results of an expert examination procedure. Age limit for this grant program is 35 years at the time of the application.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of Ernst Mach Grant worldwide is 1–9 months whereas the duration of Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences is 4–10 months.

What does it cover?
Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences covers:
1) Monthly grant rate € 940.-
2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the OeAD-GmbH will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
b) The OeAD-GmbH will endeavour to provide accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) for recipients of grants who wish to get accommodation arranged by the OeAD. Monthly costs: € 220.– to € 470.– . For accommodation arranged by the OeAD-GmbH an administration fee of € 18.- per month is payable. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
3) Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
4) Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.
Ernst Mach Grant – worldwide covers
1) Monthly grant rate
a) for graduates: 940 EUR
b) for graduates with a PhD degree: 1,040 EUR
2) Accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the OeAD-GmbH will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
b) The OeAD-GmbH will endeavour to provide accommodation (student hall of residence or flat) for recipients of grants who wish to get accommodation arranged by the OeAD. Monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR (depending on how much comfort the recipients of grants want). An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
3) Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
4) Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum

Selection Criteria: Every year a board of representatives of the Austrian Ministry awards the Ernst Mach Grants based on the results of an expert examination procedure. The selection commission examines and assesses the applications according to the following criteria:
-Why do you want to study in Austria?
-Why have you chosen this university of applied sciences?
-What exactly do you want to do during your study period in Austria?
-Which courses do you want to attend?
-Are your planned studies related to your planned future career?
-Prior studying history (duration and grades).

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

Online Application 

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 1st 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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