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FULL-TIME STUDY/RESEARCH GRANTS

Fulbright – Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Awards for Graduate Studies and PhD Research in Science and Technology

DEADLINE October 6 2017 Eastern Time
LENGHT OF GRANT 9 months
STARTING DATE October
LOCATION Austria
COMMENTS These awards are generously funded by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and intended for PhD candidates in STEM disciplines and related fields.

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 (Austrian-American Educational Commission) offers up to five Fulbright – Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Awards for full-time research and/or study. These awards are generously funded by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and intended for PhD candidates in STEM disciplines and related fields. However, applications from highly qualified graduate students and recent undergraduates with strong project proposals in relevant fields will also be considered.

Grant Period

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

Candidate Profile

PhD candidates, graduate students, and recent graduates will be considered. Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation review project proposals for their coherence and quality. They are especially, but by no means exclusively, interested in grant proposals of bilateral or comparative relevance that enhance research collaboration between Austrian and American institutions.

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

Bachelor, Master, PhD

Foreign Language Proficiency

Fulbright Austria expects students to study German as part of their preparations for their stay in Austria to help fulfill the program’s bilateral mandate of promoting mutual understanding and to negotiate the challenges of everyday life. As a rule, university courses are taught in German, although an increasing number of courses are offered in English and English is the working language in many research facilities.

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 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

These awards are generously funded by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.

Websites

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

www.marshallplan.at