Academia and research are global by nature; therefore overseas research placements can be an important milestone in building an academic career. Whether the focus of the placement is on field research, archive research or an academic partnership with researchers at a host university, exchange with academics at international research institutions provides inspiration, opens the path to new ideas and perspectives, and generally makes a positive contribution to your own research profile.
A placement at famous international research institutions usually comes with significant costs; support is therefore available from the university and different funding bodies, especially for young scientists.
Recommendations for research visits abroad
- Plan your visit carefully and well in advance so that you can apply for available scholarships and don’t miss any key deadlines.
- Search for scholarships in Austria and your destination country.
- Get in contact with your target institution promptly.
- Discuss the location and length of your research visit with your supervisor and get support in planning and preparing for it.