Recipients of this grant conduct research at the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies (University of Art and Design-Linz in Vienna). Research should be relevant to the IFK's overall research program, especially to its current thematic research foci (“cultures of translation” and “different work”). The IFK offers a public lecture, and grantees can participate in IFK events, workshops, and conferences. In order to facilitate the academic exchange among the fellows, the IFK expects grantees to participate in all fellow lectures and fellow meetings. The IFK will provide senior fellows with an office space and access to library, computer, internet, and email facilities. Senior fellows are also encouraged to interact with IFK research fellows and junior fellows.
Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
- Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
- Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered:
The host institution's areas of interest comprise interdisciplinary and comparative cultural studies, social sciences, and humanities that are relevant to Viennese, Austrian, and Central European traditions.
None, English is sufficient. However, the feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement. Working languages at the IFK are English and German. Applicants are not required to speak German.
- €2,325 (approx. $2,500; exchange rates may fluctuate)
- Travel and relocation allowance of €1,000 (approx. $1,100; exchange rates may fluctuate)
- Housing (studio apartment or rental allowance) is provided by the IFK
The host institution also provides an office space with library, computer, internet, and email facilities.