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Open Call of the Academy | Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2023/24

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Tu 7.11.2023
11 h

The dissertation scholarship for the final phase aims to support doctoral students in the last phase of their dissertation until completion.

Funding for:

  • Regular students (“ordentliche Studierende”) of all doctoral studies of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna or of the University of Art and Design Linz can apply for the fellowship.
  • The applicants should convincingly convey that the successful finalization of the dissertation or the Ph.D. project is possible during the fellowship.
  • The expected quality of the dissertation or the Ph.D. project is a central criterion in the selection process.


  • The fellowship can only be awarded once per person during the whole doctoral/Ph.D. study period.
  • Applications can be submitted either in German or in English.
  • The fellowships have to be started within six months after the applicants have been informed about the award of the fellowship (between January and June 2024).
  • The net income or the amount of other sources of funding (e.g. grants, fellowships, etc.) must not exceed EUR 923,-- per month on average during the fellowship. This amount represents the highest stipend according to the Studies Grant Act.

Amount of the scholarship:

Overall, six fellowships for six months each can be awarded (4 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2 University of Art and Design Linz). The amount of the fellowship is EUR 1.000,-- per month.

Funding from third parties (stipends, grants, etc.) has to be announced immediately.

Should the requirements and conditions of the fellowship not be met by the recipients of the fellowship (for example, by exceeding the allowed maximum income, through missing documents, etc.), the fellowship has to be repaid.

No later than two months after the fellowship has ended, a final report (1-2 pages max.) has to be submitted per e-mail.


There is one deadline per year.

Deadline 2023: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 11:00 a.m

Submission is possible via our Submission System only.