Doctoral candidates in the last year of their doctoral training can apply for a completion grant for up to six months to complete their dissertation.

  • Application deadlines: to be announced soon
  • The University of Vienna is currently updating the completion grant regulation.

Boost your PhD experience by a short-term visit in another lab abroad

Directly collaborating with experts from another country and laboratory and even working under their supervision in their infrastructure can be very fruitful for your personal and PhD project development. You get the chance to master working outside your comfort zone and will benefit from new input, perspectives, valuable technologies as well as an extended professional network.

Detailed information on how to apply online here.

Other funding opportunities

a) PhD mobility programmes

  • Short-term grants for research abroad (KWA) of the University of Vienna: If scientific work (e.g. laboratory work, field studies, research in archives, libraries, academic collections, etc.) is necessary within the scope of your diploma/master's thesis or dissertation, you can apply for a short-term grant abroad (KWA).
  • Marietta Blau Grant (ÖAW) offers financial support for 6 -12 month study periods abroad for doctoral or PhD students of Austrian universities.
    • Closing date for applications: February 1st, September 1st
    • The OeAD offers webinars to inform about the Marietta Blau-Grant
  • International communication (ÖFG) programme of the Österreichischen Forschungsgemeinschaft offers supplementary financial support for travels and for invitations of scientists to Austria.
  • Erasmus+ International Mobility for MA and PhD: The´is programme provides funding for study visits to partner universities outside Europe.
  • Mobility Fellowships – Chicago, Jerusalem, Kyoto, Beijing and Shanghai
    • Application deadline: 7 March 2022 (23:59 CET)
  • Marshall Plan Scholarship for MA and PhD: an academic exchange program to fund scholarships and fellowships for academic exchange between Austria and the US.

b) PhD scholarships and stipends, e.g.

c) In addition, we advise to check the websites of the Research Services and Career Development of the University of Vienna, e.g.