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Rudi Roth Grant for Research on South-Eastern and Eastern Europe

In the context of the Rudi Roth Grant, the University of Graz supports bachelor, master, diploma and PhD theses focusing on Eastern and South-Eastern Europe from the perspective of the respective field of study / research of the applicant. The scholarship is open for students of all faculties.

Degree students of the University of Graz (= entrance university) meeting the following requirements are eligible to apply:

  • The research focus of the thesis is on the situation in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • and includes a research stay in the region

Selected students are required to take out adequate health, accident and liability insurance cover for the duration of his/her mobility period. The award of a mobility activity does not include insurance cover.

for research stay abroad in the academic year 2019/20

1. Start your application at UNIGRAZonline
(log on > click on "International Relations" > select program > select relevant academic year). The Online Help - also available in the Online Application Tool - provides further instructions.

2. Submit the following documents:

  • Application form (download from UNIGRAZonline) incl. foto, signed
  • CV / resumee in tabular form
  • Current Record of Studies (Studienblatt) and Confirmation of Registration (Studienbestätigung), download from UNIGRAZonline account
  • Academic transcript (download from UNIGRAZonline account)
  • Research Proposal incl. Information on host institution / location abroad as well as planned timeframe for the research abroad Reason for the application including the content and time frame of the research to be undertaken in the context of the thesis and the planned location of research (2 pages max.)
  • Letter of recommendation issued by the thesis supervisor at the University of Graz

Online application ends on:

  • Extended Deadline: 27.03.2020

Please submit hard copies of all of the indicated application documents by:

  • Extended Deadline: 27.03.2020

Only complete applications will be accepted.

Scholarships awarded based on the decision of a selection committee will be for EUR 2.000 – EUR 4.000, depending on available funds. The awarding of the scholarship is furthermore contingent on 

  • the mandatory attendance of the scholarship award ceremony
  • research report to be provided at the end of the research stay

The transfer of the awarded grant to the selected grantees is contingent on and will happen after the scholarship award ceremony on the basis of the documents to be handed in by the grantee (agreement, Meldebestätigung = confirmation of registration with the City of Graz).

The official scholarship award ceremony has not been scheduled yet (time and place tba). Attendance is mandatory for selected grantees according to the regulations as set out by the scholarship sponsor.

A Research Report must be handed in to the Office of International Relations 3 months after the end of the research stay.

The thesis must be completed 12 months (bachelor/Master) or 24 months (diploma studies / PhD) after the awarding of the scholarship.

Immediately after completion of the degree, copy of the Diploma (Sponsions/Promotionsurkunde) must be provided to the Office of International Relations.


Christa Grassauer
Universitaetsplatz 3, 8010 Graz
Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - 1254
Fax:+43 (0)316 380 - 9156

Office hours:
Mon-Fri 9.30-12pm, Wed 1-3pm
(During holidays: Monday-Thursday 10am-12pm)
and by appointment

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