Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-IFK Senior Fellow in Cultural Studies

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13133-AU
Activity Type
Professional Project
A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.
Research
Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.
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.
Professionals
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.
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
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Art History
Drama/Theater
Film/Cinema Studies
History, non- U.S.
Linguistics
Literature, non- U.S.
Philosophy
Sociology
Scholars selected for this award can choose to
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
The applicant can propose any of the listed activities

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

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. Senior fellows are also encouraged to interact with IFK research fellows and junior fellows. 

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 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 and comparative cultural studies, social sciences, and humanities that are relevant to Viennese, Austrian, and Central European traditions.

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

Working languages at the IFK are English and German. Applicants are not required to speak German.

Additional Qualification Information

Open to faculty of all academic ranks with a Ph.D. Several years of teaching and excellent research experience in relevant fields are preferred.Professionals with requisite experience may apply.

Additional Comments

Applicants may request a specific grant period; however, award dates are contingent upon IFK logistics. Visit the IFK's website for further information.

This award is generously funded by the IFK.

Award Allowances

€2,325 (approx. $2,500; 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.
Special Award Benefits

Rental allowance of max. €1,300 (approx. $1,400) for up to two people, or €1,500 (approx. $1,600) for more than two people, is provided by the IFK. The host institution also provides an office space with library, computer, internet, and e-mail facilities.

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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