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					       Austrian Grants 2009/2010


              The grants are provided by the
             Federal Ministry of Science and
            Research of the Republic of Austria



                                      Austrian Exchange Service




    Requirements for Applicants
•   Ernst Mach: For graduates (Magister)
     1. starting a research career and have not finished studies before 30.9.2007 (preparing a thesis
        etc.)
     2. working on a PhD thesis,
     3. PhDs working at universities/research institutions
•   Richard Plaschka: “For university lecturers in the field of history who are primarily
    occupied with Austria-related topics“
•   Franz Werfel: “only open to university teachers who are primarily occupied with
    Austrian literature. The application must be accompanied by a list stating the titles of the
    lectures the applicant is holding.“

•   Specific field of study?
    Plaschka-grant* + Werfel-grant (specific fields)*    ↔ Mach-grant (all scientific fields)**
    *next deadline 1.3.2009                                       ** next deadlines 1.3.2009; 1.9.2009


•   Maximum Age 35 yrs. –born on or after Oct 1st., 1973
•   Good knowledge of English or German




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                 Types of Grants
• Grant “Ernst Mach“ research project in all
  fields of studies 1 to 9 months!
• Grant “Franz Werfel“ for university lecturers
  of German language and Austrian literature 4
  to 9 months!
• Grant “Richard Plaschka Scholarship“ for
  university teachers whose main focus of
  interest is Austrian history 4 to 9 months!
  (prolongation possible for this grant)




   Before you read the further
  instructions, please read the
   intention/rules of the three
scholarships: 1.3.2009 / 1.9.2009...
•   Visit www.grants.at and search with the name of the
    grants/scholarships (choose language, en/de)

• Use the following links (Information as of 21.1.2009)
http://www.aso.zsi.at/attach/ErnstMach2009_2010_de.pdf
http://www.aso.zsi.at/attach/ErnstMach2009_2010_en.pdf
http://www.aso.zsi.at/attach/FranzWerfel2009_2010_de.pdf
http://www.aso.zsi.at/attach/FranzWerfel2009_2010_en.pdf
http://www.aso.zsi.at/attach/RichardPlaschka2009_2010_de.pdf
http://www.aso.zsi.at/attach/RichardPlaschka2009_2010_en.pdf




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                 How to apply:
• Open your grant (search with www.grants.at),
  search for the “apply online“ field, register

• Enter your personal registration area

• Start to fill in...




                   First Steps
• Start in time!!! The preparation will take time, start at
  least 2 months(...) in advance
• The most difficult task is to find and convince an Austrian
  researcher, probably well known, to be ready to
  supervise your research work (Ernst Mach e.g. up to 9
  Months) and to send you the statement needed...
• Prepare a short outline about the research you plan to
  do in Austria for the institution you want to be hosted by
  for contacting, you can adopt it during the application
• keep copies of the text you fill in the forms, it might
  happen you delete a part of the specific texts..., or you
  decide later to apply during the next session, the data
  probably won´t be stored in the system




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             First Steps II
• The research you intend to do can be in line
  with your PhD thesis, you won´t have enough
  time to write the whole thesis...
• Graduates starting a research career are for
  the first time 2009/2010 eligible, also a
  research plan (firsts steps of a PhD thesis)
  has to be presented
• Your actual home institution won´t loose you,
  you have to come back after the scholarship
  to finish or to go on with the recent work etc.




Start the application from www.grants.at ,
         following sessions from:
           www.scholarships.at
                                                Language




                                Apply here!!!




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You will get a link to activate your application
   by e-mail, linking you to the following:




                                                Live Support




Register / or Login if registered




                               Login Mask




                         Difficult to find...Register for
                         the first visit here (if not
                         linked from www.grants.at)




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                        UPLOADS
 •   In Uploads you should include scans of the original documents
     and the translation in english/german

     – Confirmation of pursuing doctoral studies if
       working on a PhD Thesis, structure+content

     – Applicants with PhD: Proof of being employes at
       the home university

     – Knowledge of English/German: Certificate




                                etc...




     Fill in the
  requested data
and save the fields
then (symbol disk,
      green)




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                          Hints:
• Current university education/university of applied
  sciences education/higher education: Scroll menue
  contains only Austrian institutions, use the line below




                            Step 1
                                                             Step 2


                                                       Scroll menue
                                                       contains only
                                                       Austrian
                                                       institutions,
                                                       use the line
                                                       below




   Completed education/Bereits erreichte Studienabschlüsse
  Scroll menue contains only Austrian institutions, use the line
                            below




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• Artistic activities: not relevant!!!
• Planned study-research periode, where do you
  want to study/research: Scroll menue only with
  German names of the institutions (use them e.g.
  with informations from the Universities webside
  etc...)




Fill in the fields shown... Up to some thousands of characters!!! Prepare it in
  some text editor programme as Word and copy/paste it then in the fields,
  proove the quality, the content will be crucial to get a scholarship!!! The
       scientific evaluators will decide mainly based on this information




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                      Letter of
       Recommendation/Empfehlungsschreiben:
               ...will be displayed:

•   Identify two well known researchers/scientists from your
    field or home institution
•   Print the pdf from the menue as shown...
•   Prepare side 1 of the document (your personal
    information)
•   Side 2 has to be filled in by the researcher that
    recommends you and a stamp/seal of the institution
    (except for information provided by you in the application
    tool)
•   Scan the TWO recommendations (for the uploads)
    (possible workflow: Word document, insert the pictures
    and create a pdf document from it, upload this document)
•   If you find means to type in electronical in the pdf, do so
    (no experience from our side)




          Statement of Advisor=confirmation of
              supervisor/Betreuungszusage
                  use the displayed pdf


•   Identify an supervisor from Austria, send emails,
    make phone calls etc.
•   Prepare side 1 of the document (your personal information)
•   Side 2 has to be filled in by the supervisor that accepts you and
    a stamp/seal of the institution in AUSTRIA (except for
    information provided by you in the application tool)
•   Scan the original document (for the uploads), you can also ask
    the supervisor to scan this page 2 for you (...) and use it then for
    upload together with the first page (possible workflow: Word
    document, insert the pictures and create a pdf document from it,
    upload this document)
•   If you find means to type in electronical in the pdf, do so (no
    experience from our side)




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                               Uploads
Certificate/diploma: Original+Translated by an Translation Agency in German or
English, certfied by the agency with a stamp/seal etc./note: Only in Bulgaria you can
translate by yourself and we provide you with a stamp/seal from the ASO office in
Sofia that the translation is correct, also during the information events in the Austrian
Library in February 2009 we can assist you, use stipbg@zsi.at



                                                            NOTE: Enclose here also
                                                            the Acceptance as
                                                            PhD(Order, Enrollment):
                                                            Original+Translated
                                                            (same modus as for the
                                                            certificate regards ASO
                                                            Sofia-stamp/seal)




                             Uploads II                                 (Delete function
                                                                        works, but probably
                                                                        you should login
                                                                        again)




                          As explained above!!! (pdf download-forms)




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Upload: Passport scan




 •Additional remarks...




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   Main criterias for the selction
            procedure:
• Why, what, task, steps, methods,
  motivation, where
• „Motivation“ = Need for a research stay
  in Austria in the proposed project (e.g.
  Part of PhD thesis, libraries, laboratory,
  advice, etc)
• Qualification and number of scientific
  articles/publications




How to find a proper scientific
          advisor?

• At least two/one month/s in advance get in
  contact with a habilitated Academic from your
  field of sciences, you can ask for her/his
  assistance do become your scientific advisor
• Use databases of universities in Austria,
  personal contacts to identify a proper
  colleague to advise you and to sign the
  statement of advisor
• Links on www.aso.zsi.at
  >Portal of academical institutions in Austria




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                  Grants

• PhD candidates monthly 940 €
• PhD holders 30 to 35 yrs old monthly 1040 €
• The Austrian Exchange service Oead can
  provide dormitory/hall of residence, this
  costs approx. 200 € to 350 €




          Application date
 • 01.03.2009 for the year 2009/2010
 • 1.9.2009 for summer term 2010
 • It is not allowed to candidate in series,
   exception: applications rejected for
   formal reasons




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 Submit application online!!!
• please send us suggestions on
  stipbg@zsi.at (mainly used by bulgarian
  applicants, but open to all Western Balkan
  countries)
• If you have questions use the live support,
  we got also answers, but late
• Do not submit the application later than
  28.2.2009; 23.59.59 CET
• or... 31.8.2009
• Keep in touch with ASO Sofia!




  THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
   Please pass on this information to
 interested persons in the SEE Region!
         Mag.a Zlatka Pandeva
         DI Martin Felix Gajdusek
                   ASO Sofia
                  Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Sofia
                    ul. Moskovska 5, BG-1000 Sofia
                    Tel. +359 2 987 20 69, Fax: +359 2 986 17 54
                  e-mail: aso-sofia@zsi.at         http://www.aso.zsi.at

         •   Websides Grants:
         •   http://www.grants.at/
         •   http://www.aso.zsi.at/stipbg.html
         •   Contact Grants: stipbg@zsi.at
         •   Grants Database for Western Balkan Countries
             on http://wbc-inco.net/




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         Grant: One-Month visit
    for 2009 NO INFORMATION YET!!!(as of 22.1.2009)

         http://www.wus-austria.org/projects/ongoing_mobility.htm#2
                (not updated but application also 2008 possible,
• Target countries:
• Former Yugoslavia (excl. Slovenia)*
     – NOT for Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey




     *
         •   Bosnia and Herzegovina,
         •   Kosovo/UNMIK,
         •   Macedonia (FYR of Macedonia)
         •   Montenegro,
         •   Serbia




         Grant: One-Month visit
    for 2009 NO INFORMATION YET!!!(as of 22.1.2009)
         http://www.wus-austria.org/projects/ongoing_mobility.htm#2
•   Graduates (professors and assistants)
•   1 month grant
•   Application two months in advance
•   Available also 2008




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             Grant: One-Month visit
  for 2009 NO INFORMATION YET!!!(as of 22.1.2009)
         http://www.wus-austria.org/projects/ongoing_mobility.htm#2
Application
 •   CV
 •   Statement of reasons (why in Austria?)
 •   Individual diplomas
 •   Contact
 •   Letters of recommendation by professors
 •   Supervisors Declaration




             Grant: One-Month visit
  for 2009 NO INFORMATION YET!!!(as of 22.1.2009)
        http://www.wus-austria.org/projects/ongoing_mobility.htm#2

Application
 • Contact persons:

 Graz              Aida Ihtijarevic (for applicants from FYR of Macedonia)
 Belgrade          Milica Žujko
 Podgorica         Goran Drakul
 Prishtina         Adelina Shala
 Sarajevo          Jasmin Hodzic




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