Marshall Plan Scholarship (MPS) for Science and Engineering Students, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

Publish Date: Jan 29, 2016

Deadline: Mar 15, 2016

Marshall Plan Scholarships

The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation invites U.S. and Austrian universities of applied sciences and technical universities to take part in this program and nominate their students or students from partner institutions who are interested in doing academic research abroad. Participants will be asked to hand in a research paper or documentary report of their research work.

It is the Foundation’s goal to see more Austrians and Americans participate in exchange programs, thereby increasing mutual understanding and image.

(Excerpt from the website of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

For JKU students going to the U.S. and U.S. students coming to JKU

Application requirements:

  • Status as full time student (with at least one successfully completed semester at the home university). Applicants must remain enrolled as students at the home university during the entire research period.
  • Research assignment in science and engineering

Research period / Scholarship duration: min 3 months

Grant amount: EUR 4000 to 10000 depending on level of research (Bachelor/Master/PhD) and duration of research period abroad

Application Documents (in pdf except application form)

  • Application form s. below (signed and confirmed original document, please do not send by e-mail)
  • Curriculum vitae/tabelar résumé
  • List of publications (optional)
  • List of lectures (optional)
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Motivation letter max 2 pages
  • Project description (min 1500, max 2500 words) using the following obligatory scheme/subtopics:
    • Research topic
    • Short description of research topic
    • General objectives
    • Detailed problem definition
    • Methodical considerations
    • Work steps
    • Anticipated outcome/results/benefit
  • Transcript of academic records
  • Confirmation of full-time student status from home university / enrollment at home university
  • Invitation letter from host university’s project leader or contact regarding admittance for research (incl. planned dates of research period)
  • Recommendation letter (optional)

U.S. students and JKU students please submit application to:

Johannes Kepler University Linz
International Office / Auslandsbüro
Altenberger Straße 69
A-4040 Linz
Mr. Thomas Mahringer

Application deadlines:

  • no later than March 15 for research stays to begin by July at the earliest (please be aware that decision will be made by early June)
  • no later than October 15 for research stays to begin by February at the earliest (please be aware that decision will be made by mid December)
  • Application Form (361KB) -
  • Information Leaflet (55KB) -

Documents to be submitted within 3 months after the research period abroad:

  • Signed original document: Confirmation by host institution indicating the exact duration (from ddmmyyyy– to ddmmyyyy)
  • Via e-mail (pdf): Research report (min. 7500 words excl. front page, table of contents and references/testimonials
  • Via e-mail (pdf): General final report/résumé (max. 2 pages)
    • General impression of research period abroad
    • Research institution’s quality
    • Contacts within research institution / integration
    • Organization, study/research location
    • Recommendations for future Marshall Plan Students/Fellows
    • Contact e-mail valid after end of research period abroad

Please note: The awardee undertakes to publicly present her/his research findings within the framework of an appropriate event and/or on the Foundation´s website (may be adjourned if research findings will be published in/as a scientific paper).

For further information please contact:

General program information:

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation
Walcherstraße 11a, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Tel.: +43 (0)1 50175 597
Fax: +43 (0)1 50175 900

-For questions regarding the application:

Johannes Kepler University Linz
International Office
Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria

Thomas Mahringer
Tel.: +43 732 2468 ext. 3291, Fax ext. 3294

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