American studies—understood as the interdisciplinary study of American culture, history, and society—embraces different disciplines, methodologies, and fields of enquiry.
This award is open to candidates from all disciplines trained in American studies or associated with American-studies programs at institutions in the United States as well as candidates from all disciplines who may not consider themselves American-studies specialists but who systematically bring their interests and expertise to bear topically on the study of the United States. Primary institutional affiliation may be with the departments of English and/or American studies (Amerikanistik) and/or the Center for Inter-American Studies at the host institution, and/or with other departments, contingent upon the grantee's field of specialization. The cross-listing of courses is possible.
Recipients of this award teach two courses (classes meet once a week for 90 minutes) for advanced undergraduate or graduate students in their area of interest, with details on content and format of courses to be arranged by the host institution and professor. Other duties, such as tutorials and student advising, are negotiable and depend on the needs and expectations of the host institution and the manner in which the working relationship develops.
Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
- Advise and/or mentor students
- Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
- Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
- Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
- Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
- Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
- Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered:
University of Graz
None, English is sufficient. However, the feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Instruction will be in English; additional language proficiency not required. For research, foreign-language proficiency sufficient to complete the proposed project is required (unless it can be conducted in English). For applicants without local-language proficiency, the feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
- Travel and relocation allowance of €1,000 (approx. $1,100; exchange rates may fluctuate)
- €4,000 per month (approx. $4,400; exchange rates may fluctuate)