Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-Q21/MuseumsQuartier Artist-in-Residence

Austria

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) not required
Career Profile
Artists
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.
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 or February 2024
Award Length
2 months
Flex Option
No
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Architecture
Art History
Arts
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Culinary Arts
Dance
Drama/Theater
Education
Environmental Sciences
Fashion
Film/Cinema Studies
Gender Studies
Journalism
Literature (American)
Literature (non- U.S.)
Museum Studies
Music
Philosophy
Urban Planning/Studies
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Conduct a professional and/or artistic project

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

The purpose of this award is to give creative artists of all contemporary media, including but not limited to the fields in the specializations box below, an opportunity to work in residence with one or more of the cultural providers associated with Quartier21/ MuseumsQuartier (Q21).

A project proposal that describes the artist's planned contribution to Q21 activities and that specifically mentions one or more Q21 project partners of interest should be submitted with the application. Q21 will assist finalists in establishing appropriate institutional affiliations. Finalists should contact the Q21 about affiliations once they have received a nomination. 

Locations Detail

Quartier21/ MuseumsQuartier (Q21), Vienna
To learn more about Vienna, click here.

Award Length and Period

2 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 November 30, 2024 or April 30, 2024 respectively.

Areas of Interest

Specializations include (but are not limited to) the following: digital culture, fine art, photography, street art, game culture, film, fashion, design, literature, conceptual art, theory, sound art, comics, media art, dance, theater, and arts management.

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

Grant-related activities can be conducted in English. Some knowledge of German is advantageous but not required.

Additional Comments

Located in the center of Vienna, the MuseumsQuartier Vienna is one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world. It has a special interest in the promotion of contemporary arts and provides the infrastructure for a wide variety of museums, concert halls, and other cultural institutions. The Q21 is an organization that provides support to over 50 institutions and autonomous cultural and artistic initiatives situated in the MuseumsQuartier. Consult the Q21's website for details. 

This award is generously funded by the Quartier21/ MuseumsQuartier (Q21).

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

The MuseumsQuartier will provide studio housing and other benefits associated with the Q21 Artist-in-Residence program. Comparable 460 sq ft -900 sq ft apartments in Vienna are valued at €1,600 per month (approx. $2,000; 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

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