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Ernst Mach Grant (EMG)

Ernst Mach Grant (EMG)

Ernst Mach-Grants – ASEA-UNINET (formerly known as Technology Grants South-East Asia)

ASEA-UNINET supports the exchange of knowledge between partner universities in the member countries in Europe and South-East Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). The main activity of the network is the organization and financial support of the exchange of scientists and postgraduates and the transfer of knowledge associated with this.

The funding is organized by the OeAD-GmbH/ICM in cooperation with ASEA-UNINET (on behalf of and financed by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy - BMWFW).

Applications are open to postgraduates who have obtained a master degree (including master thesis) or a doctoral degree (or equivalent degree) in various fields (including e.g. Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts) as well as to graduates in the field of music (only).

There are four types of grants

  • Post-doc Grants (research grants)
    Duration: max. 3-9 months (new!)
    Grant benefit: 1,150 euro
  • PhD-Grants
    Grant for a complete PhD programme in Austria
    Duration: 36 months
    Grant benefit: 1,050 euros
  • Sandwich-Grants
    Grant for a partial study period during a PhD programme in Austria
    Duration: 9 months (new!)
    Grant benefit: 1,050 euros
  • Music-Grants
    Duration: max. 9 months
    Grant benefit: 1,050 euros

Additionally, scholarship holders receive a travel cost subsidy of max. 730 euros.

Further conditions

The application is open to for graduates and postgraduates with a maximum age of 35 years and for Post docs with a maximum age of 45 years.

The language proficiency in English and/or German should be very good.


Next closing date for the submission of applications: 31.03.2017

Links and download

For more information and the online-application tool, please click: Ernst Mach Grant - Link

or see the download file: Ernst Mach Grant 2017

Use the step-by-step guide as a support for filling out the online application: Step-by-step-guide

Where to apply

Online at only, starting in November 2016.
The selection of the candidates takes place locally by Austrian university professors.


ICM - Centre for International Cooperation & Mobility
Svetlana Kim
Tel.: +43 1 534 08-471