The Fulbright Commission in Austria offers up to 20 Fulbright student grants for recent U.S. undergraduates and graduate students for research and study in Austria. Advance planning is important. An annual grant competition is managed by the Institute of International Education (with an application deadline in October) which prescreens applications. The files of semi-finalists are forwarded to the Austrian-American Educational Commission in Vienna, and a binational committee selects finalists, who are notified about the status of their applications in March/April.
2 grants to facilitate full-time research or study
4 Fulbright-Mach Awards for Doctoral Candidates, for full-time research
1 Fulbright-IFK Junior Fellow award (for PhD students in cultural studies)
1 award to study at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna
12 part-time study and research grants combined with English teaching assistantships (13 hours per week) at secondary schools in university cities
Students interested in the IFK and the Diplomatic Academy awards should apply through the regular competition for Austria and note their interest in the specific awards in their application.
For access to the online application and detailed information on the application process please consult Fulbright Online.
Students interested in the new Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, which "provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic" may include Austria as one of their countries of focus but should be aware that the program has its own application procedures and deadline and should consult the appropriate section of Fulbright Online.
Students interested in the Fulbright-mtvU award "for projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change" may also apply to Austria but should be aware that the program has its own application procedures and deadline and should consult the appropriate section of Fulbright Online.
You may also check out the following websites provided by the US Department of State in order to get the latest information on issues related to US citizens traveling abroad:
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)