Richard Plaschka Fellowship 2018, Austria

Publish Date: Dec 15, 2017

Deadline: Sep 15, 2018

Richard Plaschka Fellowship Pre-Doc

OeAD-GmbH/ICM-Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility on behalf of and funded by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW)

Grant benefit paid

Supplementary grant, own funds are required 

1) Monthly grant rate: 1.150 EUR
2) Accommodation, insurance

a) It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing office. The monthly costs are:

  • monthly rent: 220 to 480 EUR (depending on the amenities)
  • monthly administrative fee: 18 EUR

b) OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary, at the moment you should calculate 55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health). 
Scholarship holders have to pay the costs for accommodation and insurance themselves.
3) Scholarship holders are exempted from paying tuition fees.
4) Scholarship holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of max.  1.000 EUR. This subsidy can cover (parts of) travel expenses to Austria as well as to Austrian representative authorities outside the home country.

Application form:

The following documents have to be uploaded with the online application
• Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers who qualify as professors (habilitation or equal qualification). For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; however, they must contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must not be older than six months at the time of application;
• Consent of a habilitated lecturer at the Austrian target institution to supervise the applicant academically;
• Scan of your passport (page with name and photo);
• Scan of your university graduation certificate of your diploma or master studies and a confirmation that proves your participation in a PHD-program at your home university;

• Scientific synopsis and bibliography related to the research project.

General information:

• Incomplete applications and applications that do not fulfil the application criteria will not be considered;
• The selection process for all grants for Austria is competitive, i.e. there is no legal claim to a grant even if all application requirements are fulfilled;

• Scholarship holders have to be present at their place of studies in Austria to pursue their research activities;

• Scholarship holders are not allowed to take up paid work in Austria while receiving an OeAD grant;

• The scholarship rate is intended for single recipients only, not for accompanying family members;

• Applicants should consider and explicitly agree that the personal details in the application will be shared with the authority dealing with their application and the contractual exchange partners as well as with other authorities awarding grants in Austria (§ 1 of the Data Protection Act, Federal Law Gazette of the Republic of Austria No. 165/1999, as amended).

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