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Franz Werfel Scholarship for Young Teachers of German and Austrian Literature

The scholarship is awarded to postgraduate students, PhDs, scholars from all over the world (except Austria) for research at Austrian institutions in the fields of: humanities, linguistics and literary studies.

 

Duration of the scholarship: 4-9 months.

If the scholarship is successfully completed, its term can be extended up to 18 months (total duration) if the required request is submitted.

The monthly stipend is € 1,150 + € 600 (mobility costs). Fellows are exempt from tuition fees. Fellows from non-European developing countries receive an additional payment of travel costs of max. € 1000.

 

Accident insurance, health insurance and accommodation are paid independently by the scholarship holder:

  • The Austrian Academic Exchange Service (OeAD-GmbH) offers accommodation (room in a hostel or apartment) with a payment of € 220-470 per month. For the accommodation – € 18 administrative fee;
  • OeAD-GmbH can purchase a health and accident insurance policy for the fellow. On average, health insurance costs € 55-200 per month.

 

Requirements for applicants:

  • teachers of Austrian literature.

 

Necessary documents:

  • Application form, filled in on-line, to which should be attached:
  • two letters of recommendation from the home university of the applicant on the university letterhead with date, stamp and signature of the teacher writing the recommendation. The letter must be no older than 6 months;
  • consent to research from a teacher at a host Austrian institution (completed and signed “Betreuungszusage” consent form);
  • a complete list of publications;
  • list of topics of delivered lectures;
  • scan copy of the first page of the passport;
  • scan copy of the diploma of higher education, or of a scientific degree and qualification.

 

Deadline for submissions: March 1 and September 15, every year

Contact person: Mag. Teresa Karamat
teresa.karamat@oead.at
More info: https://oead.at/en/to-austria/grants-and-scholarships/franz-werfel-stipendium/

Duration of scholarship:

4-9 months. If the scholarship is successfully completed, its term can be extended up to 18 months (total duration) if the required request is submitted.

Fellows are exempt from tuition fees. Fellows from non-European developing countries receive an additional payment of travel costs of max. € 1000.