Open call for applications for DART: Doctoral Program in Accounting, Reporting, and Taxation

DART – Doctoral Program in Accounting, Reporting, and Taxation

at the University of Graz and the University of Vienna, Austria

Sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

We invite excellent students to apply for our accounting doctoral program DART, starting its next round on October 1, 2017. DART specializes in the area of accounting, reporting, and taxation with a focus on economics-based research, applying quantitative research methods and modeling. It is a joint PhD program of two major Austrian Universities, located in Graz and in Vienna. The program is fully taught in English and covers all major fields of accounting: financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, and corporate governance. DART offers a stimulating learning and research environment and provides financial support to outstanding students from around the world who seek a career in leading academic institutions. DART graduates have been placed at the University of Melbourne, the University of Hannover, the University of Basel and the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Unless financed by other sources, students admitted to DART receive full funding by scholarships. After an intensive course phase, students enter their thesis-writing phase. They benefit from a strong interaction with their dissertation committee and other DART faculty. Students also meet internationally renowned scholars presenting their concurrent research projects in the accounting workshops at the two locations. Students are also offered and encouraged to visit a university abroad for a semester during their studies. Opportunities for such mobility are manifold because of the faculty’s large network of researchers and universities around the world.

For application information, details on the doctoral program and scholarships, program requirements and pre-requisites, and email contacts visit the DART website at

Admission is open and the first evaluation will take place after January 31, 2017, and will consider all complete applications which have been submitted by that date. A first round of offers will be made based on that pool of applicants. If not all available positions can be filled on the basis of that first round, applications received after January 31 will also be evaluated. The second and final phase for 2017/2018 runs until March 31, 2017. (Apply here)

If you need any further information, please contact the program coordinator, Birgit Beinsen (