Short-term grants abroad (KWA)

If scientific work (e.g. laboratory work, field studies, research in archives, libraries, academic collections, etc.) is necessary within the scope of your diploma/master's thesis or dissertation, you can apply for a short-term grant abroad (KWA).


Current information on travel restrictions

As of 1 June 2021, it will be possible to take up research stays abroad within the framework of the KWA programme in countries with a travel warning based on Covid-19. (Please note: Research stays with travel warnings based on other reasons remain prohibited).

Prior to your stay abroad, you have to check by yourself whether the host institution can receive you. Please be aware that you will have to submit a confirmation of stay after your research period.

We would like to point out that the University of Vienna still recommends refraining from stays in all areas with an active travel warning. 

Current travel information can be found on the homepage of the BMEIA: