International Office

Marshall Plan Scholarship

The Marshall Plan Scholarship was introduced by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation with the aim to promote academic and research exchange between Austria and the United States with a special focus on technical and natural sciences. Thus only students of the following doctoral programs can apply for the Marshall Plan Scholarship if they are planning a research stay in the United States:

  • PhD Program UO 094202
    • Molecular Medicine (MolMed)
    • Advanced Medical Biomarker Research (AMBRA)
    • Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease (DK-MCD)
    • Molecular Inflammation(DK-MOLIN)
    • Inflammatory Disorders in Pregnancy (DP-iDP)

  • Doctoral Program of Medical Science UO 790202
    • Lifestyle-Related Diseases (LIFEMED)
    • General and Clinical Pathophysiology (PATHMED)
    • Molecular Medicine and Inflammation
    • Translational Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
    • Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Sustainable Health Research

Duration of Stay

The minimum duration of research stays eligible for the Marshall Plan Scholarship is three months. Please note that this duration refers to the working period only, travelling cannot be included.

Amount of the Scholarship

The basic minimum scholarship amounts to € 4,000 for 3 months, PhD students receive a bonus of € 2,500, so the minimum scholarship for PhD students is adds up to € 6,500 for 3 months. Depending on the duration of your stay, the maximum scholarship is € 10,000 (already including the PhD bonus). For further information, please refer to the Scholarship Calculation in the right box.

Application Process

In order to apply for the Marshall Plan Scholarship, the following documents have to be handed in at the International Office:

  • Application Form
  • Transcript of Records (English!)
  • Current enrolment certificate
  • Letter of Motivation (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in tabular format)
  • List of Publications
  • Research Proposal

All documents have to be handed in by e-mail to the following address: karin.weinberger(at)

Only documents in English language will be accepted. All documents that require signatures need to be scanned and sent as PDF file.

General Information about the Application Deadline and Process

Please note that you can hand in applications at any time, they will be handled as pre-applications. However, the earliest possible research start is about four months after the scholarship calls, which are usually beginning of October and March. So if you want your application to be considered for the autumn deadline, the earliest possible research stay is beginning of February, beginning of March would even be better. If you want your application to be considered for the spring deadline, the earliest possible research stay is August.

After each application deadline, all complete and valid applications will be evaluated and scored by a commission of the Medical University of Graz. The best applications will be recommended to the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation which finally decides about the scholarships.

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