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100 applications from over 30 countries have reached us!

Thank you for all your submissions. These are our next steps: 

Please note:

MDW is currently closed due to the corona virus. These are challenging times, a lot of uncertainty dominate our daily lives. We are constantly monitoring the situation of Covid-19 and plan to hold hearings online since our applicants are very international and travelling is difficult these days. However, in view of the uncertainty, the exact form of the realization is not clear yet. We are carefully investigating different scenarios, on which we hope to be able to decide soon. Please make sure that you subscribe to our newsletter which is the tool that will keep you updated.

Thank you for your patience!


Next steps - preliminary schedule
Application open until Feb 29th, 2020
•Selection procedure 1st step - formal check 
•Selection procedure 2nd step - review and shortlist by jury 
Invitation of the shortlisted candidates
Hearings in Vienna online in June 
Communication of decision 
sdp starts with an opening event on October 1st, 2020


Call for applications closed!




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