Alberta/Edmonton - Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2022, University of Alberta, Canada

Publish Date: Apr 22, 2022

Deadline: May 01, 2022

Target group
Highly qualified doctoral candidates who are enrolled in a doctoral or PhD program at an Austrian public university or accredited private university or at one of the following Universities with an Austrian-Center (study fields applicable to the focuses of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta):

  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Center for Austrian Studies)
  • Palacký-University Olomouc (Research Centre for German Moravian Literature)
  • Leiden University (Chair of Central European Studies with a focus on Austria)
  • Andrassy University Budapest (Faculty of Central European Studies)
  • University of New Orleans (Center Austria / Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies)
  • University of Minnesota (Center for Austrian Studies)
  • University of California, Berkeley (Institute of European Studies - Program for the Study of Austria)

Monthly allowance: up to EUR 1,620

  • Own funds necessary.
  • No travel costs subsidy from the BMBWF
  • Costs for accomation and insurance have to be paid out of the grant.
  • It is recommended to take out a foreign travel and health insurance.

In addition the Wirth-Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies provides a subsidy between CAN$ 1,000 and CAN$ 6,000 (depending on the exchange rate EUR-CAN$) for accommodation costs.


  • Promotion of young researchers
  • Promotion of scientific cooperation with Austrian Universities
  • Promotion of scientific cooperation among the Austrian Centers
  • Grant for studies and research for dissertations in social sciences and humanities as well as music and dramatic arts at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta/Edmonton.

The grant holder is expected to assist at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central Euroean Studies in administrative and organizational matters, especially in the organization of events, etc.
Fellows may only attend courses as auditors. The grant recipient will not be enrolled as a degree programme student.
In recent years, Austrian Wirth Institute fellows did their research in areas such as "Mountain Studies,"film history, Austrian history of literature, and music and history of Central Europe.

The library of the University of Alberta is one of the leading research libraries in Canada and has important holdings concerning the history of Austria andCentral Europe.
The grant's objective is to help optimise the recipient's doctoral thesis; therefore, the grant must be consumed before the thesis is handed in. Stays which last longer than the estimated end of the Phd-studies cannot be granted.

Multi-step selection procedure: 

  • Check of the application documents for formal criteria and plausibility
  • Check by the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta
  • Interviews held by the director of the Wirth Institute
  • Ranking of the applicants by the Wirth Institute
  • Final decision and award by the BMBWF

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