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Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professor of Austrian-American Studies in Austria

DEADLINE September 16
STARTING DATE October 2020 or March 2021
COMMENTS This grant is generously funded by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.

Location: Contingent upon grant proposal articulated by candidate and potential host institution.

Benefits: Flat rate travel grant: €1,000; maintenance award:  USD 5,000 per month for 4 months.

Language: Lecturing in German or English. Some knowledge of German is desirable.

Eligibility : All applicants must have US Citizenship.
(US Green Card, Permanent Residency or Residency Permit is not sufficient)

Qualifications: Open to faculty of all academic ranks with a PhD, appropriate teaching experience, and relevant expertise.

Grant Activity: A flexible combination of teaching, advising students, collaborative research and/or enhancing institutional collaboration that entails teaching one or more class sessions per week consisting of 90 minutes each (two Austrian academic hours). Format, content and level of the individual courses (advanced undergraduate and graduate), associated activities, and research focus are negotiated on a consensual basis with the host institution, contingent upon the grantee’s interests and expertise and host institution’s needs.

Specialization(s): The purpose of the Fulbright-Botstiber Award in Austrian-American Studies is to promote the understanding of the historical relationship between Austria and the United States. Therefore, it is open to all scholars of Austrian and American Studies whose project proposals contribute toward this objective in terms of combinations of teaching and research. The Austrian Fulbright Commission and the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies are particularly interested in soliciting applications in the fields of history, the social sciences, economics, and law but also welcome qualified applications from other disciplines, including but not limited to literature, music, and the arts.

Comments: Grant proposals require the collaboration of potential Fulbright-Botstiber scholars and potential Austrian host faculty, who will be responsible for effectively anchoring visiting Fulbright-Botstiber scholars in the curriculum, host department, and other activities of an Austrian host institution. Project proposals with a letter of invitation from potential host departments and/or institutions will therefore be preferred. Flexible combinations of lecturing and research are conceived to allow Fulbright-Botstiber scholars to reach out to students and to make scholarly contributions to their disciplines at the same time. Awards also may be conceived to develop new or to promote existing institutional relationships.  For additional information on the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, please consult their website. For information on the Fulbright-Botstiber award for Austrians in the US, please consult the award page on our website.

Recipients of this award

  • Daniel Johnson, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, 2019-20
  • Hiram Maxim, Emory University, 2018-2019
  • Joseph Malherek, Library of Congress, 2017-2018
  • Marc Landry, Utah State University/University of New Orleans, 2016-2017
  • Dean Kotolowski, Salisbury University, 2015-2016
  • David Luft, Oregon State University, 2014-2015
  • Kurt Ellenberger, Grand Valley State University, 2013-2014
  • Katherine Baber, University of Redlands, 2012-2013