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Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria for Post-docs
| Country of origin |all (except Austria)
| Target Country |Austria
| Area of study or research |Natural Sciences
Technical Sciences
Agriculture and Forestry, Veterinary Medicine
Social Sciences, Law and Economics
Humanities and Theology
| Type of grant |grants, research promotion
| Detailed type of grant |semester and/or one-year grants, research grants
| Funding |national
| Target Group |PhD holders, post docs
| Authority awarding grant |Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria
| Duration |1 - 12 months
| Quota |The quota depends on the budget.
| Grant benefit paid |1) monthly scholarship instalment for Post-docs: € 1040
2) accident and health insurance, accommodation
a) If necessary, the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research) will effect an accident and health insurance.
b) The OeAD provides scholarship holders with accommodation (student dormitory or apartment). Monthly costs: € 220 to € 470 (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of € 18 per month  to the OeAD for the provision of accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be covered by the scholarship holder from the scholarship.

Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA, EEA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance of up to max. € 500 in addition to the scholarship.
| Closing date for applications |
| Where to submit your application |online at www.scholarships.at 
NEW: An award is only possible once, a renewal is not possible.
| Application form |online at www.scholarships.at 

| Advice on how to apply |
The programme is being restructered and will open for applications end of April!

Scholarships for Post-docs
- who are descendants of forced labourers
- or come from countries that have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labourers. 

Applicants are not allowed to study/pursue research/pursue acdemic work in Austria at the time of the application. 

All scholarships are based on competition. This means that even when all scholarship requirements are met there is no legal claim to a scholarship. An award is only possible once, a renewal is not possible. Scholarships are also awarded for research periods at scientific research institutions in Austria (e.g. universities, Austrian Academy of Sciences, National Library, National Archive).
As for article 1 of the Austrian Data Protection Act, BGBl. Nr. 165/1999 in the present version, the applicant is aware of the fact and fully agrees that personal data contained in the application and its enclosures may be forwarded for statistical purposes and in order to ensure that the application can be properly processed.

A confirmation of supervision by a supervisor of the chosen Austrian host institution is necessary.

Applications that are incomplete at the time of submission or that do not meet the scholarship requirements will not be taken into consideration. It is not possible to hand in any documents after the deadline.

If a scholarship is awarded due to incorrect data or if there is a case of double financing, the full scholarship will have to be paid back.

ATTENTION: No scholarships are awarded for summer courses, language courses, clinical traineeships or internships.

I Application documents 

- Fully completed on-line application form “Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV and a project plan for the studies or research period in Austria which describes what is planned to be done in Austria and which preparatory work has already been completed.

- Two letters of recommendation from teaching staff of the home university which confirm the necessity of the stay in Austria and provide information about the scientific qualification of the applicant as well as about his/her qualification for the stay in Austria. The letters of recommendation have to be scanned as PDF files and attached to the online application.

- Good knowledge of German or English has to be proved, depending on the language in which the project is to be carried out in Austria. The respective certificate of the test in German or English has to be scanned as PDF file and attached to the online application.

- The applicant is required to forward his/her research project plan and the two letters of recommendation as well as the form “confirmation of supervision” to the person they would like to become their supervisor. The written confirmation of the supervisor of the Austrian host institution (fully completed and signed on-line form “confirmation of supervision”) has to be scanned as PDF file and attached to the on-line application.

- Without a letter of confirmation of a supervisor of an Austrian institution a scholarship will not be awarded.

- For descendants of forced labourers: processing number or photocopy of the letter of information or other relevant proofs (to be scanned as PDF files and attached to the on-line application).

II Selection criteria

A committee of experts examines and evaluates the applications according to the following criteria:
Why is it necessary for you to do research in Austria?
What exactly will you do in Austria in the framework of your scholarship stay?
How do you plan to carry out your project? Which scientific methods/which methodology will you use?
What is the objective of your research project in Austria?
Which steps have you planned to achieve your planned research objective (research in archives, interviews . . .)?
Have you already completed preparatory work to achieve your research objective? If yes, which?
Where do you want to carry out your project (library, archive, institute . . .)?
Academic background, list of publications, etc. 

Maximum age:
40 years at the time of submission (for the application deadline March 1, 2014: born on or after March 1,1974).

III Application deadline and procedure 

The application deadline absolutely needs to be kept and the application has to be submitted ON-LINE by 23.59.59 Central European Time on March 1/ September 1. Applications which are submitted in a different way or after the deadline will not be taken into consideration! 

Post-docs (doctoral/PhD degree or equivalent) who are descendants of forced labourers or come from countries that have exceptionally suffered from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labourers
and who work at a university or equivalent scientific research institution outside Austria are eligible to apply. 
Applicants need a letter from their university/scientific research institution confirming their employment.

Contact person:
Heike Kernbauer (heike.kernbauer@oead.at)

| Selection procedure |
The OeAD will award the scholarships on behalf of the Scholarship Council.
| Further information |
For information regarding study and research in Austria see also:
| Last change |
20.03.2014 made by Heike Kernbauer (OeAD-GmbH/ICM)
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