Call For Applications :Ernst Mach Grants for Study Stays at Austrian Universities

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Deadline: 1 March 2015
Open to: students from foreign universities outside Austria
Scholarship: EUR 940 / month


Students from foreign universities are invited to apply for The Ernst Mach Grants to come to Austria for a study stay  at the Austrian universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen).

The topics of the study programmes can roughly be summarized as follows: Economics/Business, Tourism, Economics and Technology, Technology/Biotechnology, Media and Design as well as Health and Social Matters. Find the study programmes offer HERE.

Duration of stay is 4 to 10 months in the academic year 2015/2016.


The program is open to applicants:

  • who study  a master Programme or have successfully completed at least 4 semesters of studies within a bachelor/diploma Programme by the time of taking up the grant
  • who are studying at a university in one of the eligible countries (list HERE),
  • maximum age limit: 35 years  (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1979),
  • applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant,
  • proficiency in the language of instruction (German or English), particularly in the respective subject area, is a prerequisite.


  • Monthly grant rate 940 EUR 
  • Accident and health insurance, accommodation:
    • If necessary, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education & Research (OeAD-GmbH) will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
    • The OeAD-GmbH will endeavor to provide accommodation, monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR. An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
  • Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees. 
  • Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.


Application deadline is 1 March 2015. Apply online HERE.

Required documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers;
  • Confirmation of the home university that the exams passed in Austria will be recognised by the home university;
  • Acceptance letter from the university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule);
  • Scan of your passport (page with the name and photo);
  • Scan of the transcript of your exams passed so far.

For further information read the official call HERE.

Master Of Science In Geospatial Technologies



This Erasmus Mundus-recognized Master of Science program prepares you to exploit new technologies to support environmental and societal decision-making affecting the future of our planet. Graduates are now working at companies and government agencies, studying in top PhD programs, and teaching in their home countries.

The international Master’s program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of:

1. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), Münster, Germany.

2. Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellón, Dept. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos (LSI), Castellón, Spain.

3. Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI), Lisboa, Portugal.


The Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies qualifies for a professional career in the following domains:

    • Private sector: GI applications and consulting in the domains of regional planning, landscape planning, financial services industry, energy providing industry, transportation, agriculture and forestry, and retailing/marketing;
    • Research: Applied sciences at universities and other research institutions.
    • Public sector: GI applications and consulting in local and regional administrations, especially in cadastre and different types of planning (e.g., regional, traffic, ecology).

The Master program addresses holders:

Bachelor degree with a qualification in application areas of Geographic Information, e.g.,

  • Geo-spatial Engineering
  • geography,ecology,
  • urban, regional and environmental planning,
  • logistics/transportation, energy provision,
  • surveying,
  • computer science,
  • agriculture,
  • forestry.

 Important Deadline

  Please note that there are different deadlines for your application:


The 2014 Toyota Foundation Research Grant Program




Deadline: September 5, 2014

The Toyota Foundation is inviting project proposals for 2014 Research Grant program entitled ‘Exploring New Values for Society’. The major aim of the research grant is to respond to a diverse array of social issues, with a focus on areas of human and natural environment, social welfare, and education and culture.


Joint Research Projects led by project team – Up to around 4 million yen for projects spanning one (1) year and up to around 8 million yen for projects spanning 2 years. Total allocated grant amount is approximately 80 million yen.

Individual Research Projects carried out by individuals – Up to around 1 million yen for projects spanning one (1) year and up to around 2 million yen for projects spanning 2 years. Total allocated grant amount is approximately 20 million yen.

Eligibility :

  • Applicants (project representatives / participants) can be citizen and resident of any nation, without any restriction.
  • There is no restriction to the applicants’ affiliation (or lack or affiliation) with any university, research institute, NPO/NGO, or other organization.
  • Grant request cannot be made for the payment of personnel or living expenses of the applicants.
  • Proposed projects that involve research in different disciplines and fields of activity involving the participation or cooperation of  researchers affiliated with universities or research institutes in the grant recipient’s country and elsewhere, as w ell as those involved with NPOs and NGOs are prioritized.

Note: Proposals can be submitted from 25 August till 5 September 2014.



Google Grants , AdWords for Nonprofits



Deadline: September 30, 2014

Open to: nonprofit organizations holding current and valid charity status. Grant: $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising.

Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours access to highly discounted or free products. These tools can help you find new donors and volunteers, work efficiently, and get supporters to take action. Google Grants is the nonprofit edition of AdWords, Google’s online advertising tool. Google Grants empowers nonprofit organizations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on


To be eligible for the Google Grants program, organizations must:

  • Hold current and valid charity status, as determined by your country
  • Acknowledge and agree to the application’s required certifications regarding nondiscrimination and donation receipt and use
  • Have a functioning website with substantial content

Please note that the following organizations are not eligible for Google Grants:

  • Governmental entities and organizations
  • Hospitals and medical groups
  • Schools, childcare centres, academic institutions and universities (philanthropic arms of educational organisations are eligible). To learn more about Google’s programs for educational institutions, visit Google in Education

At present, Google Grants is open only to organizations based in the following countries. Grants: Google Grantees receive free AdWords advertising on Grantees build and manage their own AdWords accounts similar to paying advertisers, but participate with the following restrictions:

  • A daily budget set to $329 USD, which is equivalent to about $10,000 per month
  • A maximum cost-per-click (CPC) limit of $2.00 USD
  • Only run keyword-targeted campaigns
  • Only appear on
  • Only run text ads

Apply online HERE by filling the Membership Application.