Austrian Government OeAD Ernst Mach Grants for Developing Countries 2018



The Austrian government is delighted to invite applications for the Austrian Government OeAD Ernst Mach Grants for Developing Countries 2018, eligible scholars are by this notice invited to hurry and apply for this program before the deadline.

Scholarship Description:

Applications are open to 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).

At the time of taking up the grant at least 5 years must have passed since the last scholarship-supported study or research stay in Austria.
• to promote scientific secondary growth
• to promote scientific cooperation
• to build a sustainable network of academics with relation to Austria


Research Grants PhD

Eligible Field of Study:

 Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts.


  • Monthly grant
  • Accident and health insurance If necessary.
  • Accommodation
  • Scholarship holders will receive a travel costs subsidy

Eligible Countries:

 See list below

To be taken at (country):




  • Maximum age: 50 years
  • For the application deadline February 1, 2018: Born on or after February 1, 1968
  • For the application deadline September 1, 2018: Born on or after September 1, 1968
  • 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 every 5 years

Eligible Countries:

 Afghanistan; Algeria; American Samoa; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Botswana; Brazil; Burkina FasoBurundi; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; CameroonCentral African RepublicChad; Chile; China; Colombia; Comoros; CongoCongo – Democratic Republic of the; Cook Islands; Costa Rica; Cote D’Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopia; Fiji; GabonGambia; Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; GuineaGuinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iran – Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea – Democratic People’s Republic of; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Lebanon; LesothoLiberiaLibyaMadagascarMalawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Marshall Islands; MauritaniaMauritius; Mexico; Micronesia – Federated States of; Mongolia; Montserrat; MoroccoMozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nauru; Nepal; Nicaragua; NigerNigeria; Niue; Pakistan; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Saint Helena; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sao Tome and Principe; SenegalSeychellesSierra Leone; Solomon Islands; SomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Suriname; Swaziland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania – United Rebublic of; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tokelau; Tonga; Tunisia; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uganda; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela; Viet Nam; Wallis and Futuna; West Bank and Gaza Strip; Yemen; ZambiaZimbabwe.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted at ““. Only online at A hardcopy application is NOT possible.

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)
• Proof of employment by the home institution
• Curriculum Vitae
• Scan of university graduation certificate of PhD or doctoral studies

Application Deadline: 

  • 1st February 2018
  • 1st September, 2018

Visit Program Webpage for details

Important Notes: The recipients of grants will get the grant contract (Letter of Award and Letter of Acceptance) from the OeAD-GmbH/ICM. The contract covers the following aspects: Start and end dates of the grant; monthly grant rate; grant payment modalities (including a possible travel cost subsidy); compulsory presence at the place of study; performance record; data protection; repayment requirements.


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