The Erst Mach grant are looking for students in doctoral/PhD programs outside Austria, postgraduates and post-docs wishing to do research in Austria who have completed their studies (at an university outside Austria), or post-docs who are working as lecturers at a foreign university outside Austria. Graduates are awarded with 940 EUR for the 9 months of their stay and PHDs are given 1,040 EUR per month.
Applicants cannot have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the six months before the grant. The following documents are required: Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers (for these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; they must contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university / department and must be no older than six months at the time of application.), consent of a lecturer at the Austrian target university to supervise the applicant academically, scan of your passport (page with the name and photo), scan of your university graduation certificate of your diploma, master, PhD or doctoral studies