5 Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Award for Graduate Studies and PhD Research in Science and Technology
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodOctober Start
Grant Length9 Months
Specialized Grant Types
- Science/Public Health
Fulbright Austria (Austrian-American Educational Commission) offers up to five Fulbright–Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Awards for full-time research. These grants are generously funded by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and intended for PhD candidates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and related fields. Applications from highly qualified graduate students and recent undergraduates with strong project proposals in relevant fields will also be considered.
Recipients of the Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Award will have to submit a final research paper. The final research paper consists of a minimum of 7,500 words, excluding title page, table of contents, and references. The paper will be made available to the public via the website of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.
- Travel grant of €2,000; Monthly stipend of €1,150 (starting in the 2023– 24 program) for nine months (October–June); This is asupplementary grant, additional funds are required.
October 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
Grant Length: 9 months.
The Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Award for Graduate Studies and PhD Research in Science and Technology begins with a week-long orientation in Vienna in mid- to late September.
PhD candidates, graduate students, and recent graduates will be considered. Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation review project proposals for their coherence and quality. They are particularly—but by no means exclusively—interested in proposals of bilateral or comparative relevance that enhance research collaboration between Austrian and American institutions. Applicants proposing study or research in medicine or veterinary medicine will not be considered.
Dual nationals will be considered under special circumstances and in cases where project proposals are of exceptional merit. The FFSB policies apply.
Applicants proposing study or research in medicine or veterinary medicine will not be considered.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
Before applying, applicants should correspond with preferred institutions about the availability of equipment and facilities and solicit letters of invitation.
In your Fulbright online application, please select Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Grant from the Award Name drop-down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Contingent upon project proposal.
Fulbright Austria expects students to study German as part of their preparations for their stay in Austria to help fulfill the program’s bilateral mandate of promoting mutual understanding and to negotiate the challenges of everyday life. As a rule, university courses are taught in German, although an increasing number of courses are offered in English, and English is the working language in many research facilities.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
All Fulbright grantees, including PhD candidates, must be fully matriculated at accredited universities in Austria to facilitate tuition remission, health insurance, the use of libraries, archives, labs, etc. Fulbright Austria facilitates university enrollment at the applicant's preferred university. Applicants should identify the individuals and institutions that will provide on-site guidance for their projects and include letters of affiliation from host institutions. Invitations are absolutely necessary for full-time research and study grants and should indicate how applicants will be anchored and supervised at host institutions.
Affiliation with research centers or other institutions that are incorporated as companies and/or require grantees to be employed and compensated according to Austrian labor law are problematic and incompatible with the status of being a grantee. Such affiliations need to be discussed with Fulbright Austria in advance of the submission of grant proposals.
Fulbright Austria facilitates university enrollment at the applicant's preferred university, and the Austrian government provides for the waiver of tuition fees at public universities.
Fulbright Austria does not cover tuition costs for enrollment at private institutions of higher education or other programs of advanced study in Austria that do not waive tuition fees.
Grantees will be expected to arrange their housing.