Be a Participant at the European Forum Alpbach 2015 in Austria!

Deadline: 28 February 2015
Open to: students or recent graduates
Venue: 19 August – 4 September 2015, Alpbach, Austria


In 2015, the European Forum Alpbach takes on the question of “InEquality”. Public discourse goes back and forth between the two positions: the negative outlook describes inequality as a deficiency hampering opportunities and reducing resources, whereas the positive interpretation considers it a driver for change and diversity.

The European Forum Alpbach organises a number of events in addition to its main summer conference. These panel discussions and conferences last between one evening and three days. Austrian and international representatives of politics, business, culture and academia engage in a lively dialogue with the audience at these events, just as in Alpbach.


The event is open for students and recent graduates. Read carefully the information provided about the different scholarships schemes regarding the eligibility criteria. 


There are three possibilities to apply for a scholarship to participate in the European Forum Alpbach:

1) at the Non-Profit Foundation of the European Forum Alpbach:

We grant scholarships to participate in:

Please note that you can only apply either for the seminar week and the Alpbach symposia or for one of the Summer Schools. You can apply from February 13th, 2015 to March 31, 2015.  (postmark)

2) at a Member of the Forum Alpbach Network

The regional Clubs and IGs host many scholarship holders at the European Forum Alpbach. You can apply directly to your local organization.

Depending on where the Member Club of the Forum Alpbach Network has its seat, the application should show a reference to the country. This means that the applicant grew up there, is a resident, has studied or is studying at a higher education establishment of the country in question.

The application criteria as well as the value of the grant can differ from those of the European Forum Alpbach.

Please send your application documents directly to the respective Member Club of the Forum Alpbach Network. An overview of all members can be found here.


3) at a partner organisation

(a) In cooperation with the Austrian Integration Fund (OIF), the European Forum Alpbach awards scholarships aimed at promoting the integration of refugees and migrants. More information will follow soon.


(b) The Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, awards scholarships to students from the Sciences. More information will follow soon.

(c) In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy(bmwfw), the European Forum Alpbach awards scholarships supporting the next generation of researchers. More information will follow soon.

There is also a possibility to participate at the event at your own cost. More details are published HERE.


Provided that the respective application criteria are satisfied, you can apply at a maximum of three different grant places. Here you find a detailed guide on how to apply.

You can find our FAQs here.

Katharina Okulski
Tel.: +43 (1) 718 17 11-19

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