Fulbright Austrian Scholar and fisheries scientist Dr. Rafaela Schinegger spent a semester at Michigan State University exploring the impact of humans on rivers and river fish and how fish populations respond to different ecological stresses. While on her Fulbright grant, she initiated a new partnership entitled CROSSFISH, which connects her home university, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria (BOKU), with Michigan State.
US Fulbright Scholar alum and food scientist Andy Proctor organized and taught seminars in communication and networking to NAWI Graz students. His home institution, the University of Arkansas, has written up a nice feature on this collaboration.
We are excited to announce that Agnes Scott College is one of our new Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship partner institutions! Starting this fall, we'll be sending Austrian FLTAs to Agnes Scott (along with our other 9+ partner institutions).
The Austrian Studies Association is holding its annual conference in Vienna this week! Fulbright Austria is pleased to be co-sponsoring the event (along with Universität Wien, OeAD, Wien Museum, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, U.S. Embassy Vienna and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation) and to welcome the many alumni who will be participating in "Österreich – USA Künstlerischer und interkultureller Dialog" over the next four days.
Fulbright Austria Alumna, Prof. Alexandra Ganser, will be giving a lecture on "Stranger than TV Reading Twin Peaks as Prequel to the Y2K Television Series" on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:oo pm, Amerika Haus.
Admission is free.
Fulbrighters have been winning awards for their work on extraterritorial migration controls, saving freshwater fish, expounding on the pop cultural impact of Star Trek and more this year! Read about it in the March 2016 Fulbright Austria Newsletter.
Congratulations to Fulbright Austria Student Fabiane Baxewanos for winning the Austrian Academy of Sciences' 2015 Prize on Migration Research for her dissertation on “Closing the Gap: State Responsibility in Europe’s Extraterritorial Migration Control.”
Have you ever wondered what kind of projects Fulbrighters in and from Austria are working on? This short video follows a few of our Austrian and American Fulbright students, scholars, teaching assistants (FLTAs and USTAs) and an alumna through their classrooms, labs and lives.
The Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation has extended its support for the Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at the WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business with an award of $ 150,000 for an additional three years: 2016-17 to 2018-19.
Fulbright Austria EducationUSA Educational Advisor Molly Roza and Program Assistant Elizabeth Akins will be participating in the International Fair at TU Wien (Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10) on December 1, 10:00-15:00. Austrian Student Program Officer, Martina Laffer will be giving a talk on "Studieren in den USA mit Fulbright Stipendien".
Fulbright Austria is pleased to announce that Keith Kovach, the 2015 Fulbright-Q21/MQ Artist-in-Residence from the University of Central Florida, has published a book entitled “Vienna in the Winter: A Visceral Experience of Time and Place" based on images he created during his grant from Fulbright Austria and Q21/Museumsquartier.
The Austrian-American Educational Commission is pleased to announce the board of the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies has awarded the Austrian Fulbright Commission $ 120,000 to extend funding for Austrian and American Fulbright-Botstiber Scholar awards for an additional three years.
Austrian Student Program Officer, Martina Laffer and EducationUSA Advisor, Molly Roza will be giving a talk on "Studieren in den USA - Fulbright - Stipendien und andere Optionen" at the OeAD (OeAD-GmbH, Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien) on November 24, 6 pm. Admission is free.
We are pleased to invite our current program participants, all alumni, and many institutional partners to take part in celebrating 65 years of Fulbright Austria! Register now to join us in the MQ on November 19:
We were pleased to host part of the first EducationUSA LLM tour in Western Europe on November 10, 2015! The LLM Fair at the Juridicum Wien provided an opportunity for local students to meet representatives from 20 US law schools; and, in turn, enabled US representatives to meet highly qualified and motivated European students.
Fulbright-NAWI Graz Visiting Professor in the Natural Sciences, Prof. Andrew Proctor, from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will be giving his inaugural talk on “Integrating Basic and Applied Sciences to Develop Competitive Research & Education Programs: A Personal Perspective” on Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 5:00 PM at the University of Graz (SR 03.K1, Universitätsplatz 1). RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC welcomed friends and alumni of Fulbright Austria to a reception celebrating 65 years of the Fulbright Program in Austria, held in conjunction with the 39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, on October 3, 2015:
H.E. Ambassador Wesner and her husband Blaine invited the newly-arrived US Fulbright students and scholars; recently-returned Austrian Fulbright students, scholars and TAs; and friends and partners of Fulbright Austria to a festive and cordial reception at their home in honor of The Fulbright Program.
Twenty-one new US Fulbright student grantees and four scholars participated in the fall 2015 US Fulbright orientation, which included lectures and discussions in Fulbright Austria's Q21 offices, a reception held by H.E. Ambassador Alexa Wesner, a walking tour of Vienna's Ringstrasse, and a field trip to the beautiful Wachau valley.
Betty Castor, Vice Chair and Chair-elect of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board, has just published a piece on the importance and impact of the Fulbright Program in the Huffington Post that also underlines the contributions of partner governments to the program.
Executive Director Dr. Lonnie Johnson spoke about “The Fulbright Program in Transition, 1989-2014” at the "J. William Fulbright in International Perspective: Liberal Internationalism and US Global Influence" conference at the University of Arkansas's Diane D. Blair Center for Southern Politics and Society.
The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and their Subcommittes on State-Foreign Relations have provided some good news in the recent fight to reverse the proposed 30 million dollar cut to the Fulbright Program (see SaveFulbright.org, an initiative of concernced Fulbright alumni, for more information).
The Fulbright Program was awarded the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation on June 12, 2014, as announced by the Prince of Asturias Foundation. Widely considered to be “Spain’s Nobel Prize,” the Prince of Asturias Award exists “to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social, and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.”