Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies: Fellowship Application

Bianca Robinson's picture
March 31, 2016
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, History Education, Humanities, Political History / Studies, Political Science

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) is accepting applications for the Botstiber Fellowship in Austrian-American Studies. The fellowship will be awarded to a scholar or professional who seeks funds for a project that promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States. A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for travel or other necessary expenses. Fellowship applications must be submitted by March 31, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications in July 2016.

Fellowship Application Format:

A one-page summary should provide the name of the applicant, country of citizenship, position and institution (if applicable); mailing address and email address; project synopsis (not to exceed 100 words); amount of money requested (in dollars); amount of sabbatical pay, paid leave of absence or other sources of financial support expected during the fellowship period; proposed start date and length of grant (in months); the result or the final product that the applicant is working toward during the grant period (not to exceed 25 words); and a statement about where the applicant learned of the Botstiber Fellowship.

In no more than three, single-spaced pages, please submit a Statement of Plans for the period for which the fellowship is requested. The applicant should describe the intellectual significance of the proposed project pertaining to Austrian-American studies, including its value to scholars and/or general audiences. The applicant should describe the intended audience and the intended results of the project. The applicant should explain how the results will be disseminated and why such means are appropriate to the subject matter and audience.

The following supporting information should be included with an application:

  • A budget for the fellowship term (in dollars; not to exceed one page)
  • A CV for the applicant, showing current and past positions, education, awards, honors, publications and other relevant professional activities and accomplishments (not to exceed 3 pages)
  • A bibliography (optional; not to exceed 3 pages)
  • A description of all current support and pending grant and/or fellowship applications related to this project. State the title of the grant or fellowship, source, period covered, amount and expected notification date. If no other funding for this project is expected or sought, please state this.
  • Reference letters (optional; not to exceed 2 pages per reference letter)

Proposals must be in English. The entire proposal should not exceed 14 pages. Applications may be submitted by mail or email to the address set forth below on or before March 31, 2016. Late proposals will not be considered. 

Contact Info: 

If you have questions about the application process, you may contact:

Valerie Arapis
Deputy Administrator
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