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OeAD | Marietta Blau Fellowship

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Due Date
Fr 1.9.2023

The Marietta Blau Grant offers financial support for six- to twelve-month study periods abroad for doctoral or PhD students of Austrian universities. It serves to optimise their dissertations. Junior researchers are the main target group.

Target group

Highly qualified doctoral/PhD students currently enrolled at an Austrian accredited university who do not exceed their 6th semester of their PhD-studies and who were residing in Austria throughout their PhD-studies. The study progress must be efficient and uninterrupted; Exemptions for delays are childcare, home care for relatives, military or civil service or the academic employment at a university or research institution, applicants must provide relevant proof.

Target institutions

Accredited higher education institutions, non-university research institutes, industrial research laboratories or field research; as well as archives, libraries, museums or research institutions whose stocks, research results and infrastructure are necessary for realising the project. The target institution must be abroad.


  • To optimise the doctoral thesis by way of a continuous and specific long-term visit abroad.
  • To support young Austrian academics in the early years of their scientific career and their internationalisation respectively.
  • Strengthening Austria’s status in science and research.

The professional and scientific career after finishing the programme should be plausible. The grant is not intended to support lifelong learning.

Closing dates for application

  • February 1 (selection /interviews in June/July, starting date from August to January)
  • September 1 (selection /interviews in December/January, starting date February to July)

Please submit your application at the deadline corresponding to the selection schedule. Due to organisational and budgetary reasons, it is not possible to start a grant project earlier or later.

For more information, please see here.