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.
Fulbright Austria 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. Only applications that are in line with the bilateral mission of the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies will be considered.
This award is a flexible combination of teaching, advising students, collaborative research, and/or enhancing institutional collaboration that entails teaching one or more courses (classes meet once a week for 90 minutes). The 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 the host institution's needs.
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:
Any appropriate institution
Institutions that might be interested in hosting a Fulbright-Botstiber visiting professor include public and private universities, universities of applied sciences, university colleges of teacher education, and other institutions of post-secondary education.
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. Some knowledge of German is desirable. 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)
- $5,000 per month for four months