Austrian Government OeAD Ernst Mach Grants for Developing Countries 

The Austrian government is delighted to invite applications for the Austrian Government OeAD Ernst Mach Grants for Developing Countries 2023; eligible scholars are, by this notice, invited to hurry and apply for this program before the deadline.

Scholarship Description

Applications are open to postdocs pursuing research or teaching at a higher education institution/university in a Non-European developing country and who received a grant in Austria administered by the OeAD-GmbH (formerly ÖAD).

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

Type/Field of Study

The grants are designed for those seeking Research Grants for Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts.

Host Nationality

The grant is hosted by the government of Austria

Scholarship Benefits

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


  • Maximum age: 50 years
  • The application deadline is February 1, 2023: Born on or after February 1, 1968
  • The application deadline is September 1, 2023: 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 program can only be applied for every five 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 the university graduation certificate of Ph.D. or doctoral studies

Application Deadline

  • February 1, 2023
  • September 1, 2023

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 warranty 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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