Franz Werfel Grants in Salzburg 2018/9

Deborah Holmes's picture
January 15, 2018
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Literature


German Department


Paris Lodron University of Salzburg


The Fachbereich Germanistik of the University of Salzburg invites expressions of interest from potential applicants for a Franz Werfel Grant from the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD). The Franz Werfel Programme is aimed at international scholars who have proven experience of teaching Austrian literature at university level and whose research requires them to spend an extended period in Austria.


Applicants must have the support of an Austrian host institution and grants can be awarded for an initial four to nine months with the possibility of extending for up to eighteen months. For further information see:

There are two annual application deadlines, 1 March and 15 September. We would be delighted to hear from potential candidates for the next round by 15 January 2018 and can offer feedback on applications in preparation.


The Fachbereich Germanistik of the University of Salzburg offers a wide range of expertise in both modern and medieval literature. We cooperate with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Salzburg, also with the research hub ‘Wissenschaft und Kunst’ run jointly by the University of Salzburg and the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg. Guest researchers have access not only to the extensive holdings of the universities’ libraries but also to those of the Literature Archive Salzburg and the Stefan Zweig Centre, which are affiliated to the Fachbereich Germanistik, as well as to the archives of the Salzburg Festival.


Successful candidates will be offered work space at the Fachbereich and will be encouraged to participate in all departmental activities. They will also benefit from the close links which exist between Salzburg University German staff and the city’s rich literary and cultural life.

Potential candidates will be informed whether or not the Fachbereich will support them by 9 February 2018; initial enquiries should be directed to Dr Deborah Holmes (



Contact Info: 

Ass.-Prof Dr. Deborah Holmes

Fachbereich Germanistik

University of Salzburg

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1

A-5020 Salzburg


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