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Where can I find information on grants and scholarships offered in Austria?

Where can I find information on grants and scholarships offered within the European Union?

I want to patent my innovation in Austria. What steps are necessary?



Where can I find information on grants and scholarships offered in Austria?
The main source is the Austrian Database for Scholarships and Research Grants. This database contains up-to-date information on the topic. Further information on research grants in Austria is provided online by the grants compass, offered by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation, and Technology (BMVIT) (available in German only). Also, the Web sites of the Austrian Fulbright Commission and of the Researcher's Mobility Portal Austria contain valuable tips. Information on funding of research projects can be found at the Web sites of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF, Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften). Information on scholarships and stipends for foreign students is provided by the Web site Auslaender.at (available in German only). The Austrian scholarship and research grants database also offers helpful information in the search for scholarships for foreign students in Austria. It provides an overview of the possibilities for obtaining financial support for study in Austria and can also be accessed through the Austrian Agency for International  Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research. The section "grants database" contains general information about the application process. In addition, the Bureau for Research Services and International Relations at the University of Vienna lists a variety of possible funding sources for research projects.

Where can I find information on grants and scholarships offered within the European Union?
The European Union presents a thorough overview of programs within the EU on an international as well as on a national level on its Web site.

I want to patent my innovation in Austria. What steps are necessary?
Information on the protection of inventions, trademarks, and industrial designs can be found at the Austrian Patent Office’s Web site. The Austrian Patent Office offers seminars and events and provides news (available in German only) about the topic. The European Patent Office may be consulted with requests concerning patent protection within the European Union framework. In addition to information on standardized procedures for inventors, its Web site provides press releases, publications, and statistics. It also announces events, and thus serves as a platform for information and cooperation.

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Related Links:

Austrian Agency for International  Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD-GmbH) - Grants: http://www.grants.at/
Austrian Agency for International  Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research (OeAD-GmbH): http://www.oead.ac.at/_english/austria/index.html
Grants Compass (available in German only): http://www.förderkompass.at/
Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT): http://www.bmvit.gv.at/en/index.html
Austrian Fulbright Commission: http://www.fulbright.at/about-us/in-brief.html
Austrian Fulbright Commission - Information on scholarships: http://www.fulbright.at/about/english_program.php?PHPSESSID=58509e0c9dd82a05f45d8042085bf23b
Researcher's Mobility Portal Austria: http://www.researchinaustria.info/
Austrian Science Fund (FWF): http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/index.asp
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW): http://www.oeaw.ac.at/english/home.html
Auslaender.at - Scholarships (available in German only): http://www.auslaender.at/categories/Studieren/Studenten-%252d-Stipendien/
Bureau for Research Services and International Relations at University of Vienna: http://international.univie.ac.at/en/portal/forschung/
European Union (EU): http://europa.eu/
EU - Exchange and Grants: http://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/searchcustom.jsp?language=en&type=EG
Austrian Patent Office: http://www.patentamt.at/Home/index1.html
Austrian Patent Office - Seminars and Workshops: http://www.patentamt.at/Home/SeminareUndVeranstaltungen/10153_1.html
Austrian Patent Office - News (available in German only): http://www.patentamt.at/Home/Neues/33130.html
European Patent Office: http://www.epo.org/index.html