Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Visiting Professor

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13121-AU
Activity Type
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Exactly
1
Award Start Period
September 2023
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February 2024
Award Length
4 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Austria
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Anthropology
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Environmental Sciences
Geography
Information Sciences/Systems
Linguistics
Philosophy
Public Administration
Sociology
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Advise and/or mentor students
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

A flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails at least two courses (classes meet once a week for 90 minutes) and may include advising or supervising advanced students. Format, content, and level of the individual courses are negotiated with the University of Klagenfurt (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt). Joint research with the host department is welcomed and appreciated.

Award Length and Period

4 months

Grants must begin in late September 2023 or late February 2024 in line with the Austrian academic year and in order to attend the mandatory orientation. Teaching and research at the host institution will begin on October 1, 2023 or March 1, 2024 and end on January 31, 2024 or June 30, 2024 respectively.

Areas of Interest

Interdisciplinary Research on the Digital Age

The University of Klagenfurt is interested in scholars who seek to contribute to the university-wide research field “Humans in the Digital Age” while being associated with its Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC). The center’s objective is to shed light on the technological and the cultural, economic, legal, social, etc. aspects of the digital revolution. For this reason, scholars with experience and interest in interdisciplinary research are particularly welcome. The university solicits applications with specialization in one or more of the following research areas (in alphabetical order):

• Artificial Intelligence
• Bias in Natural Language Processing
• Computational Linguistics
• Cybersecurity
• Digital Methods
• Digitalization and Sustainable Development
• Economies in/of Digital Environments
• Education in a Digital World
• Ethics in a Digital World
• Everyday Life and Work in Digital Environments
• Information and/or Opinion Dynamics

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Not applicable – all U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, regardless of dual citizenship or residency.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is optional.
Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient.
Additional Language Requirement

Instruction is in English. Some knowledge of German is advantageous but not required. 

Additional Qualification Information

Open to faculty of all academic ranks with a Ph.D., appropriate teaching experience, and relevant expertise.

Additional Comments

Candidates should outline their research and teaching agenda in their application.

This award is generously funded by the University of Klagenfurt.

Award Allowances

€4,360 per month (approx. $4,800; exchange rates may fluctuate) for four months

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

All grantees receive a travel and relocation allowance of €1,000 (approx. $1,100; exchange rates may fluctuate).

Estimated Cost of Living
For an estimated overview of the cost of living in Austria, please visit: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/country/austria. From there, grantees can select their cities.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

Austria

What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

Fulbright Austria offers up to 27 awards, including two research awards, 21 teaching awards with research options, one distinguished teaching award, and three artist-in-residence awards. The great majority of awards are anchored at specific Austrian institutions and correspondingly dedicated to host institutions' specific fields of interest, ranging from natural and life sciences, engineering, and business and economics to the social sciences, arts, and humanities.

In recent years, Austria has established itself as one of the top-ten destinations for Fulbright US Scholars, a success which is largely due to the excellent partnerships the Austrian Fulbright commission has built with institutions across the country. As enthusiastic supporters of the Fulbright program, Austrian institutions are excited to welcome US scholars to their campus and expand their professional networks.

Please note that Austrian institutions will be on summer break from July 1 until September 30. If you contact faculty and staff, please consider that turnaround times will potentially be longer as of early July.

Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) evaluates proposals in terms of their potential to fulfill the program's mandate of promoting mutual understanding between the peoples of Austria and the United States. Proposals for flexible combinations of teaching and research will be evaluated for their scholarly excellence, comparative approaches, bilateral relevance and potential for establishing or enhancing institutional relationships. As a rule, the quality of an applicant's proposal is more important to the Austrian-American Educational Commission than the academic rank of the applicant.

For an estimated overview of the cost of living in Austria, please visit: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/country/austria. No dependent support is available. For further information on life in Austria, please visit the US Embassy Vienna's website at https://at.usembassy.gov/ and the Austrian Embassy Washington's website https://www.austria.org/overview.

Prospective applicants may contact the Austrian-American Educational Commission for advice or further information about the application process.

Franziska Brunner, Scholar Program Officer, Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Austria):
Email: fbrunner@fulbright.at
Address: Fulbright Austria, quartier21/MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
Website: www.fulbright.at

 

 

Previous Fulbright Recipients

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