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OeAD | Ernst Mach Follow-up Grant (non-European developing countries)

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Due Date
Th 1.9.2022

The Ernst Mach Follow-up Grant (EZA) is a programme for former scholarship holders from non-European developing countries.

Eligible for application are Postdocs who are pursuing research or teaching at a higher education institution/university in a Non-European developing country and who were in receipt of a grant in Austria which was administered by the OeAD-GmbH (formerly ÖAD). There must be at least 5 years since your last stay in Austria and the dates of the grant you are applying for now.

Maximum age: 50 years (born on or after September 1, 1972)

Language skills

Very good knowledge of English and/or German

Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.

Grants in this programme can only be applied for once every 5 years.

The scholarship will only be granted for projects that can be completed within the scholarship period (max. 3 months)

The following documents have to be uploaded together with the online application at

  • Consent of the academic partner in Austria
  • Scan of your passport (page with the name and photo)
  • current Proof of employment by the home institution (higher education institution/university in a Non-European developing country)
  • gap-free Curriculum Vitae
  • Scan of university graduation certificate of PhD or doctoral studies

General Information

Short-term grants (1 to 3 months) have a priority in the period from January to June. In other cases, problems can arise as regards accommodation. When applying for a short-term grant therefore consideration should be given to applying primarily for the period of January to June.

The selection process for all grants is competitive, i.e. there is no legal claim to a grant even if all application requirements are fulfilled. The number of grants that will be awarded during one call depends on the quota and/or the available budget. Applicants may apply for several grants at the same time.

Grant holders must be present at their place of study in Austria to study or conduct their research project.

Once an application has been rejected, it will not be considered any further within that call. However, it is possible to re-apply for this grant with a revised application in the future.

Applicants must comply with the admission regulations of the respective university.