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OeAD - Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation

The OeAD is Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation. The most important tools are European and international exchange and transnational mobility for pupils, students and researchers. Thus, as a national agency, the OeAD is responsible for the implementation of Erasmus+ programme and other additional activities for international exchange and research collaborations.

The research support offers you personal information about the different funding opportunities and advises you on funding possibilities for your project idea!

Scientific & Technological Cooperation (S&T Cooperation)

The aim of the Scientific & Technological Cooperation call is to promote bilateral research cooperation between Austria and the cooperation countries by funding the mobility of researchers, in particular increasing the share of young and female researchers in international research project consortia.

Further information on the current calls as well as access to the online application can be found on the S&T cooperation website. Eligible costs are travel and accommodation costs as well as a limited amount towards project-related material costs. Please refer to the respective call guidelines for funding amounts and details.

Active bilateral agreements currently exist with

  • Argentina,
  • Albania,
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina,
  • Bulgaria,
  • China,
  • France,
  • India,
  • Croatia,
  • Northern Macedonia,
  • Montenegro,
  • Poland,
  • Romania,
  • Serbia,
  • Slovakia,
  • Slovenia,
  • South Africa,
  • South Korea,
  • the Czech Republic,
  • Ukraine,
  • Hungary and
  • Vietnam.



Marietta Blau-Grant

The Marietta Blau Grant supports the completion of a doctoral/PhD study program conducted in Austria partly abroad (6-12 months). It serves to optimize the content of doctoral theses through relevant engagement abroad and, as a target group, promotes young scientists in particular.

Target group: excellent doctoral candidates from Austrian universities

Duration: 6 to 12 months

Scholarship amount: up to EUR 1,580 per month

Submission deadlines: February 1, September 1

Age limit
: none, but the aim is to support early-stage researchers; therefore, the professional or scientific career that is aimed at with the help of the doctorate should be plausible. The fellowship explicitly does not focus on lifelong learning (no mid-career plans!).

In addition to a number of application documents (letters of recommendation, confirmation of studies, ...), an exposé or proposal on the proposed research abroad must be submitted (max. 5 pages, including justification of the necessity of the stay abroad, problem and objective, methodological considerations, time schedule, selection bibliography).

Ernst Mach Grant worldwide (International)

This fellowship program is aimed at young researchers and university teachers of all disciplines who are studying or conducting research outside of Austria and would like to conduct a research project in Austria.

Target group: Young researchers of all disciplines who are studying or doing research outside of Austria.

Duration: 1 to 9 months

Maximum age: 35 years

The Ernst Mach Fellowship is a grant-based fellowship, own funds to cover the actual living costs are therefore required!

Monthly scholarship rate:

  • for postgraduates: EUR 1.050,--
  • for postdocs: EUR 1.150,--

The OeAD offers assistance in arranging accommodation and insurance upon request. Details can be found in the FAQs.

Submission deadline: Online application possible from October to February 1 of the following year.

A proposal is not required to apply for this scholarship. The relevant sections in the application form must be completed, in which the research project can be described.