Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13129-AU
Activity Type
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
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
January 2024
Award Length
5 months
-
6 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Austria
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
American Studies
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Economics
Gender Studies
History, American
History, non- U.S.
International Relations
Law
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Advise and/or mentor students
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing

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 teaching two classes (a total of nine sessions, 90 minutes for each class) in the Diplomatic Academy’s graduate programs. The content and level of courses are to be negotiated with the Diplomatic Academy, contingent upon the grantee's fields of interest and expertise as well as the host institution's curricular needs.

Locations Detail

Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatic Academy), Vienna

To learn more about Vienna, click here.

Award Length and Period

5 to 6 months

The grant dates for the Diplomatic Academy are January 1–June 30, 2024. This grantee receives additional individual support prior to arrival and participates in the February orientation.

Areas of Interest

The Diplomatic Academy has visiting professorships in economics, history, international relations, and law, and seeks applications from scholars with established research records in international studies broadly defined. Applications from all relevant disciplines with multidisciplinary interests are welcome.

Special Features

Housing and meals provided by the host institution.

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. However, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Additional Language Requirement

Instruction will be in English; additional language proficiency not required.

Additional Qualification Information

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

Additional Comments

For further information on the Diplomatic Academy and its graduate programs, which have been designed to negotiate disciplinary interfaces within the human sciences, between the human sciences and the natural sciences, and between theory and practice, consult the Diplomatic Academy’s website

Award Allowances

€3,300 per month (approx. $3,600; exchange rates may fluctuate) for five to six 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.

Special Award Benefits

Housing in a one-bedroom apartment and access to an on-site meal plan, valued at €18,960 (approx. $21,000; exchange rates may fluctuate). 

The host institution also provides office space equipped with a computer, phone, and printer as well as access to IT services and office supplies, valued at €6,000 (approx. $6,600; exchange rates may fluctuate).

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

To view the alumni who have awards to Austria, please visit Fulbright Austria's website at https://www.fulbright.at/programs/in-austria/scholars.
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