Other international foundations

International others

About the programmes

Below you will find links to grant opportunities offered by other international organizations and institutions. If you know of a foundation or other grant-making organization you have experience with and are not listed on this page, please let us (FF MU OR&D) know. We will be pleased to expand this list with further helpful information.


Stadt Wien

On the City of Vienna website, you will find links to Viennese and Austrian organizations providing research grants, mobility, prizes, and scholarships. The site lists organizations active throughout Austria, searchable using detailed criteria.

Other cities usually provide small, specifically targeted grants or other research support focused on the city or region. If you are interested, please contact either the website of the specific city or the FF MU OR&D.

OeAD - Österreichische Austauschdienst GmbH

OeAD is the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education. On the foundation’s website it manages Austria’s largest online database for scholarships and research grants in all academic fields.

Through the database you can find opportunities for financial support for students, graduates, and researchers, ranging from traditional grants and scholarships to contributions to large-scale European and international research support programmes.


The Volskwagen Foundation is dedicated to financial support for the humanities and social sciences, research projects, and technology in higher education. It emphasizes support for emerging young academics (up to 5 years after obtaining their Ph.D.) and the promotion of interdisciplinary and international cooperation.

Current calls can be followed on the foundation’s website.

Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft

Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG) is the central organization that promotes and funds research, development, and innovation in Austria. The aim is to strengthen research and innovation in Austria on a global scale. The main themes are, for example, environment, information technology, business, industry, and others.

More information can be found on the FFG website.

Alexander von Humboldt Stifftung

The Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung is a foundation promotes cooperation between German and foreign scientists. Their scholarship enables foreign researchers to come to Germany and collaborate with colleagues in Germany on a project. German researchers who travel abroad can also apply for the scholarship.

More information about the foundation can be found here.

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung fundation focuses on supporting younger researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and medicine. Topics related to history, language, culture, economics, and society are supported. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (not necessarily obtained in Germany or abroad). The advantage of applying for a scholarship is the thematic or spatial connection of research with Germany.

Creative Europe

Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support the cultural and creative industries. The Creative Europe programme is divided into two main strands - Culture and Media - and supports activities such as the European Capital of Culture, the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage Care/Europa Nostra Prize and the EU Prize for Literature.

The CULTURE strand includes the following activities:

  • Horizontal actions covering all cultural and creative sectors: support for cultural cooperation projects, networks of professional organisations, platforms for promoting European artists and works, individual mobility programme.
  • Sectoral support to complement horizontal activities in the fields of music, literature, cultural heritage and architecture, as well as other sectors.
  • Specific activities to reward and promote excellence and creativity, such as the prizes for literature, music, architecture and cultural heritage, the European Capitals of Culture, and the European Heritage Label.

The MEDIA strand will focus on:

  • Promoting cooperation both across the value chain and at EU level to spread audiovisual businesses and European content around the world.
  • Developing talent, wherever it comes from, deepening participation and cooperation across countries.
  • Supporting work with new technologies to ensure that the digital transformation is fully exploited.
  • Helping to green the industry and incorporate social objectives such as gender balance and diversity.

For more information, visit www.kreativnievropa.cz.

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Current calls are published in the News tab.


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