The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research promotes the Talent Austria grant programme, which offers funding to young scientists who wish to conduct research on fields related to issues of brain drain, brain circulation and brain-migration to and from Central and Eastern European countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary graduate) at an Austrian university. Up to 1000 Euro will be granted monthly for a maximum of 9 months.
Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled at Austrian universities whose research field is related to the academic study of issues of brain drain, brain circulation and brain-migration to and from Central and Eastern European countries. Alongside the fully completed application form, they are required to submit a description and abstract of their research project, their curriculum vitae, they graduate certificates and transcripts, evidence of having been admitted to their chosen PhD programme, and two letters of recommendation from university staff. Applicants must not be older than 27 years of age; their Diplom or Master´s degree must have been completed within the last two years.