Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Ernst Mach Grant at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences, Austria

The Ernst Mach Grants are named after the famous Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838-1916). It consists of two sub-programmes, the Ernst Mach Grant worldwide and the Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (“Fachhochschule”).

Both are financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMWF). Applications have to be submitted online at www.scholarships.at and then a board of representatives of the BMWF and the OeAD awards the Ernst Mach Grants based on the results of the assessment procedure. The duration of the grants vary according to the regulations of the sub-programmes (see below). Extensions are not possible with these programmes.

Target group
• The Ernst Mach Grant - worldwide aims at postgraduates (i.e. PhD students, post-docs and young university lecturers) who primarily want to perform research in Austria. The duration is between 1 and 9 months.
• The Ernst Mach Grant for studying at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) aims at undergraduates (meaning students in a master programme) who want to spend one or two semesters studying at a "Fachhochschule" (UAS - University of Applied Sciences) in Austria. To avoid any interference with grants/scholarships of the EU this programme is open just for non-European students (meaning all other continents than Europe).

Closing date for application
March 1st of every year, online application: www.scholarships.at

Further information can be found at grants.at

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