Research and Science


In Austria there are numerous renowned institutions in the area of science and research. In addition to academic institutions, the Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW)(Link) is Austria’s leading institution for science and research, for social discourse and knowledge transfer as well as for basic research at the highest international level.

The Ludwig Boltzmann Society (Link) is a private funding organization for non-university research, which conducts leading research within the 15 Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes and 5 Ludwig Boltzmann Clusters in the field of life science as well as humanities, social and cultural sciences.

The fund for the promotion of scientific research FWF is Austria’s central institution for the promotion of fundamental research.

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)(Link) is the national funding agency for applied research in Austria.

International researchers in Austria

Over the past decades, Austria has put a strong focus on its performance in research, technology and innovation. International researchers and academics have the opportunity to study and work in Austria with the help of scholarships and grants.  In cooperation with the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Austrian Ministry of the Interior has developed an informative guide for the stay and employment of international researchers in Austria.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy publishes information (including tenders) on the subject of science and everything related to research on its website.

Euraxess – Promotion for researchers

Euraxess Austria (Link) includes measures to promote the mobility and career development of researchers holding a doctor’s degree. Latest and comprehensive information on all mobility questions, in particular on research periods in Austria, are available on the website and in the „Researcher’s Guide to Austria“. The network of the Austrian Euraxess Service Center also offers personal advice to domestic and international researchers on funding, legal, administrative and cultural matters.