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Research Grants for Graduates (doctoral candidates)
financed by the Federal Ministry for Science and Research bmwf

With this call doctoral students of all doctoral programmes and the PhD-in-Practice programme of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna who will finish their doctoral studies within the academic year 2013/14 (i.e. until September 2014) can apply for a research grant.

The grants are given in the form of one-time payments; the ministry allows the Academy to distribute a sum total of 5.200 Euro. The Vice-Rector for Art | Research decides upon the grants (number of grants and volume of each grant) on the basis of a jury recommendation.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • active studies of a doctoral programme or the Phd-in-Practice programme at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • Austrian citizenship or EU citizenship analogous to §4 Studies Grants Act
  • max. income of 8.148,- per year (i.e. highest stipend according to Studies Grants Act)
  • the applicant should neither be an employee of the Federal Government (the "Bund") nor of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • With the grant the finalisation of the dissertation project will be financially supported. A realisation (resp. presentation) of the results of the dissertation project within the academic year 2013/14 is a criterion for the grant.

Necessary documents for application:

  • filled in application form
  • abstract of the dissertation project (ca. 5,000 characters excl. spaces)
  • detailed workplan and detailed time plan until the finalisation of the project, including an estimate of the costs needed for completion (production costs, where applicable; not living costs) - max. 2 pages
  • letter of recommendation of the supervisor
  • CV (table)
  • current "Studienblatt" (the form of certification of enrolment)

The complete application must be sent via e-mail to Michaela Glanz by Monday, November 25, 2013 (ideally as one pdf-document).

In case of a grant award the money will be transferred at the beginning of the year 2014. By the end of the academic year 2013/14 (i.e. by September 30, 2014) a final report must be sent to the Vice-Rectorate of Art | Research in paper and e-mail.

According to the general framework directive of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research (bmwf) the advancement of female early stage researchers is to be considered a priority. 40% of the money granted to the Academy is to be awarded to women.