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Combined Grant: Study, Research and Teaching Assistantship

DEADLINE October 6 2017 Eastern Time
COMMENTS Pursue a research project while working as an English teaching assistant and taking university courses part-time


  • 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
  • Assisting in the instruction of English 13 hours per week (plus preparation) from October 1 - May 31.
  • Monthly salary for October-May. The Austrian government will deduct health/accident insurance and income tax.
  • Full medical coverage under the Austrian national health plan from October 1 - July 15.

Award Profile

Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) offers up to 10 study/research grants combined with English teaching assistantships. Grantees work as teaching assistants at secondary schools in Austrian university cities for 13 hours per week (plus preparation and administration time) while concurrently pursuing research and taking university courses on a part-time basis.

Applications are reviewed 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.

There are NO independent Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships awards for Austria. Students interested exclusively in teaching assistantship positions to Austria without projects or university enrollment are encouraged to consider applying for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs’ Teaching Assistantship (USTA) program, which has been managed by the Austrian-American Educational Commission since 1962.  Please note that the USTA program is not a Fulbright program and has a separate application process and deadline. See the USTA program website for details.

Grant Period

9 months; grants will begin on October 1 and continue through June 30, with a week each of Fulbright orientation and teaching assistantship orientation in late September.

Candidate Profile

Applications from graduating seniors and recent undergraduates are welcome. Candidates should explain their proposed research projects in their applications, in addition to their interest in the teaching assistantship component of the grant. 

Placement Type

Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs will place grantees in a secondary school (or schools) in the university city in which the grantee proposes to conduct research.

Accepted Degree Levels


Foreign Language Proficiency

Strongly Recommended.
Level: Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant
German language proficiency at the intermediate level must be demonstrated by the grant starting date


Applicants should identify the individuals and institutions that will provide on-site guidance and include letters of invitation, if possible. It is not recommended that a Fulbright combined grantee seek to earn an Austrian university degree.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

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.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, please select Combined Grant from the drop down menu under Section 4: Special Opportunity.


Dependent support is not available.