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U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program (1 academic semester)

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers exciting opportunities for U.S. academics to participate in international educational and cultural exchange. Fulbright Austria's U.S. Scholar Program annually provides up to 25 academics with awards to conduct research and teach in Austria. The majority of the awards are generously funded by Fulbright Austria's partner institutions and therefore tied to specific (academic) institutions and disciplines. Some of our awards, however, are open to all universities and research institutions and very flexible as regards their disciplinary focus and field of specialization (restrictions apply to the field of medicine). A list of all our awards can be found here.

We would like to particularly draw attention to the Fulbright-Botstiber Award in Austrian-American Studies which has the purpose 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 towards this objective in terms of combinations of teaching and research. Applicants for the Fulbright-Botstiber Award should collaborate closely with their Austrian host institution and be actively integrated in research, teaching, and institutional activities. Austrian institutions have the opportunity to inform U.S. scholars with whom they (are planning to) collaborate about this award and encourage them to apply. Further information about the Fulbright-Botstiber Award can be found on the website of the Botstiber Foundation.

All U.S. scholars who apply for a Fulbright Award through the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars need to document the necessity of a semester in Austria for their research project and submit sample syllabi that reflect their teaching interests. It is advantageous if applicants indicate that they are already collaborating with Austrian scholars or institutions, or that they have the intention to establish a long-term collaboration.

Short-term Grants for U.S. Fulbright Scholars

Austrian institutions have the opportunity to invite U.S. scholars for short-term visits through the following two programs:

Fulbright Intercountry Lecture Program

Austrian institutions can invite U.S. Fulbright scholars who are currently on a Fulbright grant in Europe for a guest lecture and request funding for travel expenses. For further information click here.

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program pairs highly qualified U.S. scholars and professionals with Austrian host institutions to share their expertise, strengthen institutional ties, gain international experience, and learn about Austrian culture while building capacity at their Austrian host institution. The Austrian institution needs to submit an application and confirm that it will cover the Specialist's expenses for accommodation and meals. The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars covers the Specialist's honorarium and travel costs. For further information click here.