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FULL-TIME STUDY/RESEARCH GRANTS

Fulbright-Mach Awards for Doctoral Candidates (Full-time Research)

DEADLINE October 6 2017 Eastern Time
LENGHT OF GRANT 9 months
STARTING DATE October
LOCATION Austria
COMMENTS For PhD candidates: conduct research with this award funded by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

Benefits

  • Travel grant of € 800
  • Monthly stipend for nine months (October -June)
  • Fulbright-funded accident and sickness coverage up to $100,000 for the grant period including orientation (late September-June)
  • Enrollment and tuition remission at the Austrian university designated in your project proposal
  • Fulbright Austria orientation, support, and guidance
  • Invitations to Fulbright Austria-organized enrichment activities throughout the year

Award Profile

Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) offers up to seven awards for full-time research. Four of these are Fulbright-Mach awards funded by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy and are specifically designated for PhD candidates.

Grant Period

9 months; October 1 to June 30, beginning with an orientation in Vienna in late September.

Candidate Profile

The Fulbright-Mach awards are funded by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research and are specifically designated for PhD candidates.

Fulbright Austria reviews project proposals for their coherence and quality, and also takes into account their ability to ultimately contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding between the people of Austria and the United States.  It is especially, but by no means exclusively, interested in the promotion of Austrian studies or grant proposals that enhance Austrian-American collaboration.

Ineligibility

Applicants proposing study or research in medicine or veterinary medicine will not be considered.

Accepted Degree Levels

PhD

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required; Intermediate to advanced proficiency in spoken and written German
2 - 3 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant
German language proficiency is necessary to fulfill the Fulbright Program's bilateral mandate of promoting mutual understanding, for negotiating the challenges of everyday life, and is also required by universities for admission. As a rule, university courses are taught in German, although an increasing number of courses are offered in English.

Fulbright Proposal Type

Study/Research Proposals: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No. While Fulbright grantees in Austria are enrolled in their local universities, it is not recommended that a Fulbright grantee seek to earn an Austrian university degree.

Affiliation

All grantees, including PhD candidates, must be fully matriculated at accredited public universities in Austria to facilitate tuition remission, health insurance, the use of libraries and archives, etc. Fulbright Austria facilitates university enrollment at the applicant’s preferred university, and the Austrian government provides for the waiver of tuition fees. Fulbright Austria does not cover tuition costs for enrollment at private institutions of higher education or other programs of advanced study in Austria that do not waive tuition fees.

Applicants should identify the individuals and institutions that will provide on-site guidance and include letters of affiliation. Invitations are absolutely necessary for full-time research and study awards, and should indicate how candidates will be anchored at the institutions.

Affiliation/ Tuition Fees

Fulbright Austria facilitates university enrollment at the applicant’s preferred university, and the Austrian government provides for the waiver of tuition fees.

Science and Technology Applicants

Before applying, candidates should correspond with preferred institutions about availability of equipment and facilities, and solicit letters of invitation.  Recent undergraduates applying for full research awards are frequently offered study awards combined with teaching assistantships and, therefore, must fulfill the German language proficiency requirements noted above in order to be eligible for these awards, even if their research can be conducted in English.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Partner

The Fulbright-Mach awards are funded by the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. They are named for Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach. https://www.oead.at/

Website

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/austria