Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) Visiting Professor

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13136-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.
Teaching
Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.
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.
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
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Communication
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Information Sciences/Systems
Law
Political Science
Public Health
Social Work
Sociology
Tourism
Scholars selected for this award can choose to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
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
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

A flexible combination of teaching, advising students, research, and international academic collaboration projects that entails teaching a minimum of two courses (classes meet once a week for 90 minutes). The format, content, and level of the individual courses (advanced undergraduate and graduate) as well as research foci are negotiated on a consensual basis with the host institution, contingent upon the grantee's interests and the grantee's expertise.

The Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) (also known as MCI-The Entrepreneurial School) is interested in establishing ongoing collaborations with the scholar's US institution and anticipates that the visiting professor will facilitate and sustain these cooperations. In the project statement, applicants should explain how their project will result in collaboration between their home institution and MCI. Applicants are also expected to describe how they intend to commit in sustaining the collaboration between both institutions.

Locations Detail

The award is located at MCI Management Center Innsbruck, an internationally oriented and entrepreneurial institution with 3,500 students.

For more information about Innsbruck, click here.

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

MCI is seeking scholars with interdisciplinary interests and approaches to work in one or more of the following fields: engineering or life sciences such as biotechnology and food engineering, environmental, process and energy engineering, industrial engineering, mechatronics and medical technology, business, management, economics, social sciences, business law, information technology, e-learning / distance learning. The disciplines of engineering and life sciences are preferred. 

For more information about the various disciplines and programs offered at MCI please refer to Management Center Innsbruck.

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 is in English. Some knowledge of German may be helpful but is not essential. If German proficiency is required to complete the proposed research project, competency thereof must be documented in the project proposal.

Additional Qualification Information

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

Additional Comments

The host institition arranges affiliation for candidates with appropriate departments. The format, content, and level of the individual courses are negotiated with the host institution. Visit the Management Center Innsbruck's website for additional information.

This award is generously funded by the Management Center Innsbruck.

Award Allowances

€5,000 per month (approx. $5,500; exchange rates may fluctuate) for four months

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

All grantees receive a travel and relocation grant 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

MCI will either provide the grantee with housing, or subsidize housing with a stipend up to €800 (about $880, depending on currency fluctuations) per month for four months, contingent upon the grantee’s needs.

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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