Applications for the Forum Alpbach 22 are closed!



 



Applications for the Forum Alpbach 22 are closed!

 

Scholarship

The Initiativegroup Alpbach Vienna (IG Wien) annually awards scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) to young people who have a connection to Vienna, e.g. who live, work or study here (or have done so in the past).

The scholarship holders are selected by the Board of IG Wien, whereby we place particular emphasis on diversity in socio-economic background and education, creativity, critical and independent thinking and extracurricular activities.

Our scholarships are available to all who can provide prove of the criteria listed beneath and submit their application within the application period (1st to 31st of March 2022).

Scholarship

The Initiativegroup Alpbach Vienna (IG Wien) annually awards scholarships for the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) to young people who have a connection to Vienna, e.g. who live, work or study here (or have done so in the past).


The scholarship holders are selected by the Board of IG Wien, whereby we place particular emphasis on diversity in socio-economic background and education, creativity, critical and independent thinking and extracurricular activities.


Our scholarships are available to all who can provide prove of the criteria listed beneath and submit their application within the application period (1st to 31st of March 2022).

Our assessment

We place particular emphasis on socio-economic background, creativity, critical/ independent thinking, volunteer work and diversity. Our aim is to follow our founding idea of bringing a critical and diverse group of scholarshipholders to the Forum Alpbach to challenge the status quo.

Our assessment

We place particular emphasis on socio-economic background, creativity, critical/ independent thinking, volunteer work and diversity. Our aim is to follow our founding idea of bringing a critical and diverse group of scholarshipholders to the Forum Alpbach to challenge the status quo.

PIONEER, for first-time scholarship holders at the EFA.

The IG Wien covers travel expenses, accomodation and the participation fees of the Forum Alpbach 22. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Connection to Vienna (e.g.: residence, school, study programme in Vienna, workplace, etc.)
  • Age limit: 18 to incl. 30 years (deadline 20.08.2022) – exception to 35 years if you are an university assistant
  • Attendance during the whole duration of the Forum (20.8. -2.9.2022)
  • Mandatory attendance of sponsoring events (approx. 3-4 events, that take place before/during/after the Forum)
  • Write a short report of one of the Events at the Forum (approx. 500 words) after the Forum
  • If you are awarded a scholarship: get a membership at IG Wien

 

Application
Your application consists of your data and a single PDF structured as follows and submitted to this Google Form (button):

PIONEER, for first-time scholarship holders at the EFA.

The IG Wien covers travel expenses, accomodation and the participation fees of the Forum Alpbach 22.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Connection to Vienna (e.g.: residence, school, study programme in Vienna, workplace, etc.)
  • Age limit: 18 to incl. 30 years (deadline 20.08.2022) – exception to 35 years if you are an university assistant
  • Attendance during the whole duration of the Forum (20.8. -2.9.2022)
  • Mandatory attendance of sponsoring events (approx. 3-4 events, that take place before/during/after the Forum)
  • Write a short report of one of the Events at the Forum (approx. 500 words) after the Forum
  • If you are awarded a scholarship: get a membership at IG Wien


APPLICATION
Your application consists of your data and a single PDF structured as follows and submitted to this Google Form (button):

  1. Filled out IG Wien Application Form (Download)
  2. CV (without picture!)
  3. Transcript of your current studies. If you are not a student, add your most recent certificate, transcript of records, etc. (only 1 certificate, no internship certificates)
  4. Answer the following three questions
    ( GER or EN )                                                          
    a) Was hat dich in deinem Leben zu dem*der gemacht, der*die du heute bist? (max. 150 Wörter)

    b) Was kannst du nicht und warum würdest du es gerne können? (max. 150 Wörter) 

    c) Was überrascht dich? (max. 50 Wörter)

    EN:
    a) What made you who you are today? (max. 150 words) 

    b) What can't you do and why would you like to be able to do it? (max. 150 words)
     
    c) What surprises you? (max. 50 words)

  5. Submit a text with the following quote (max. 1 A4 page, GER or EN): 

    DE: "Gut ist, was gut funktioniert.”

    EN: “Good is what works well."

    Let this quote serve you as a spark to ignite your creativity.

    You don't have to take it too literally though. Tell us in a single-paged text what you think of this statement. Which ideas and images it brings to your mind or how it might be related to a subject you are very interested in.

 

  1. Filled out IG Wien Application Form (Download)

  2. CV (without picture!)

  3. Transcript of your current studies. If you are not a student, add your most recent certificate, transcript of records, etc. (only 1 certificate, no internship certificates)

  4. Answer the following three questions
    ( GER or EN )                                                          
    a) Was hat dich in deinem Leben zu dem*der gemacht, der*die du heute bist? (max. 150 Wörter)

    b) Was kannst du nicht und warum würdest du es gerne können? (max. 150 Wörter) 

    c) Was überrascht dich? (max. 50 Wörter)

    EN:
    a) What made you who you are today? (max. 150 words) 

    b) What can't you do and why would you like to be able to do it? (max. 150 words)
     
    c) What surprises you? (max. 50 words)


  5. Submit a text with the following quote (max. 1 A4 page, GER or EN): 

    DE: "Gut ist, was gut funktioniert.”

    EN: “Good is what works well."

    Let this quote serve you as a spark to ignite your creativity.

    You don't have to take it too literally though. Tell us in a single-paged text what you think of this statement. Which ideas and images it brings to your mind or how it might be related to a subject you are very interested in.

RETURNER, for people who have gotten a scholarship before.

Beware: IG Wien only covers the participation fees in this case. Travel expenses and accomodation have to be covered independently. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • IG Wien-Membership latest until 01.07.2022
  • at least got awarded with one and max three scholarships to Forum Alpbach from any Club or IG. Agelimit: incl. 35 years (deadline 20.8.2022)
  • Indication of the time period that you would like to attend the Forum (attendance of at least 7 days)
  • Mandatory attendance of sponsoring events (approx. 3-4 events, that take place before/during/after the Forum)
  • Write a short report of one of the Events at the Forum (approx. 500 words) after the Forum


 

Application
Your application consists of your data and a single PDF structured as follows and submitted to this Google Form (button):
 

RETURNER, for people who have gotten a scholarship before.

Beware: IG Wien only covers the participation fees in this case. Travel expenses and accomodation have to be covered independently.

REQUIREMENTS

  • IG Wien-Membership latest until 01.07.2022
  • At least got awarded with one and max three scholarships to Forum Alpbach from any Club or IG. Agelimit: incl. 35 years (deadline 20.8.2022)
  • Indication of the time period that you would like to attend the Forum (attendance of at least 7 days)
  • Mandatory attendance of sponsoring events (approx. 3-4 events, that take place before/during/after the Forum)
  • Write a short report of one of the Events at the Forum (approx. 500 words) after the Forum 

APPLICATION 

Your application consists of your data and a single PDF structured as follows and submitted to this Google Form (button):

  1. Filled out IG Wien Application Form (Download)
  2. CV (without picture!)
  3. Transcript of your current studies. If you are not a student, add your most recent certificate, transcript of records, etc. (only 1 certificate, no internship certificates)
  4. Answer the following three questions
    ( GER or EN )                                                          
    a) Was hat dich in deinem Leben zu dem*der gemacht, der*die du heute bist? (max. 150 Wörter)

    b) Was kannst du nicht und warum würdest du es gerne können? (max. 150 Wörter) 

    c) Was überrascht dich? (max. 50 Wörter)

    EN:
    a) What made you who you are today? (max. 150 words) 

    b) What can't you do and why would you like to be able to do it? (max. 150 words)
     
    c) What surprises you? (max. 50 words)

  5. Submit a text with the following quote (max. 1 A4 page, GER or EN): 

    DE: "Gut ist, was gut funktioniert.”

    EN: “Good is what works well."

    Let this quote serve as a spark to ignite your creativity.

    You don't have to take it too literally though. Tell us in a single-paged text what you think of this statement. Which ideas and images it brings to your mind or how it might be related to a subject you are very interested in.

 

  1. Filled out IG Wien Application Form (Download)

  2. CV (without picture!)

  3. Transcript of your current studies. If you are not a student, add your most recent certificate, transcript of records, etc. (only 1 certificate, no internship certificates)

  4. Answer the following three questions
    ( GER or EN )                                                          
    a) Was hat dich in deinem Leben zu dem*der gemacht, der*die du heute bist? (max. 150 Wörter)

    b) Was kannst du nicht und warum würdest du es gerne können? (max. 150 Wörter) 

    c) Was überrascht dich? (max. 50 Wörter)

    EN:
    a) What made you who you are today? (max. 150 words) 

    b) What can't you do and why would you like to be able to do it? (max. 150 words)
     
    c) What surprises you? (max. 50 words)

     

  5. Submit a text with the following quote (max. 1 A4 page, GER or EN): 

    DE: "Gut ist, was gut funktioniert.”

    EN: “Good is what works well."

    Let this quote serve you as a spark to ignite your creativity.

    You don't have to take it too literally though. Tell us in a single-paged text what you think of this statement. Which ideas and images it brings to your mind or how it might be related to a subject you are very interested in.

If you have any question regarding our application process write an email to our boardmember for scholarship affairs Matthias Bauer. You may find a short guide for the application process here!

If you have any question regarding our application process write an email to our boardmember for scholarship affairs Matthias Bauer. You may find a short guide for the application process here!

FAQ

 How are the scholarship holders selected?

The Board of IG Wien decides in each case (based on the completeness of the application documents and fulfillment of the formal application criteria) jointly, unanimously in the course of a selection process lasting several days.


What should I pay special attention to in the layout of the CV and text, as well as in answering the questions?

Stick exactly to the information given. We explicitly do not want any photos in the CV, the texts should not exceed the maximum length and the application should in any case reach us in time. We give positive weight to social, cultural and political engagement as well as professional experience of our applicants. Furthermore, we refer to our guiding principle of diversity, which we want to carry to Alpbach as well as to live in our IG and its composition.

And last but not least: You and your personality are asked! It is not necessary to prove knowledge or to meet supposed (academic) requirements. Rather, when answering the questions and in your text, bring in your personal associations, inspirations, your personal knowledge, your experiences and your views and backgrounds in an uncomplicated way and at your own discretion!


Does IG Wien award partial scholarships?

No, a scholarship of IG Wien covers the entire period of the European Forum Alpbach. IG Wien does not award "partial scholarships" for the participation in individual events (e.g.: Business Talks, Architecture Talks...).


Are double and multiple applications to different IGs / other Clubs and directly to the European Forum Alpbach possible?

Double and multiple applications (e.g. at several study locations...) are possible and do not have a negative effect on the selection process in any way, but they must be announced when applying.


To what extent do the scholarships of the individual IGs / those of the European Forum Alpbach differ?

The scholarships of the IGs differ partly in the scope (travel, accommodation...), regarding the individual IG activities and the period of time. You can find more information on the websites of the individual IGs and under Associate Members.


Does IG Vienna offer scholarships for university courses?

No, the IG Vienna only provides scholarships for the participation in the European Forum Alpbach. Information on university courses can be found at www.alpbach.org.


Are there different scholarships for Bachelor, Master, PhD or Diploma students or graduates?

No, the scope of the scholarships is the same for all students/graduates.


 

 

FAQ

 
 How are the scholarship holders selected?

The Board of IG Wien decides in each case (based on the completeness of the application documents and fulfillment of the formal application criteria) jointly, unanimously in the course of a selection process lasting several days.


What should I pay special attention to in the layout of the CV and text, as well as in answering the questions?

Stick exactly to the information given. We explicitly do not want any photos in the CV, the texts should not exceed the maximum length and the application should in any case reach us in time. We give positive weight to social, cultural and political engagement as well as professional experience of our applicants. Furthermore, we refer to our guiding principle of diversity, which we want to carry to Alpbach as well as to live in our IG and its composition.

And last but not least: You and your personality are asked! It is not necessary to prove knowledge or to meet supposed (academic) requirements. Rather, when answering the questions and in your text, bring in your personal associations, inspirations, your personal knowledge, your experiences and your views and backgrounds in an uncomplicated way and at your own discretion!


Does IG Wien award partial scholarships?

No, a scholarship of IG Wien covers the entire period of the European Forum Alpbach. IG Wien does not award "partial scholarships" for the participation in individual events (e.g.: Business Talks, Architecture Talks...).


Are double and multiple applications to different IGs / other Clubs and directly to the European Forum Alpbach possible?

Double and multiple applications (e.g. at several study locations...) are possible and do not have a negative effect on the selection process in any way, but they must be announced when applying.


To what extent do the scholarships of the individual IGs / those of the European Forum Alpbach differ?

The scholarships of the IGs differ partly in the scope (travel, accommodation...), regarding the individual IG activities and the period of time. You can find more information on the websites of the individual IGs and under Associate Members.


Does IG Vienna offer scholarships for university courses?

No, the IG Vienna only provides scholarships for the participation in the European Forum Alpbach. Information on university courses can be found at www.alpbach.org.


Are there different scholarships for Bachelor, Master, PhD or Diploma students or graduates?

No, the scope of the scholarships is the same for all students/graduates.