Welcome to the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation
The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) private foundation serving three distinct purposes:
- The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including Habsburg Austria. The Institute awards fellowships and grants for scholarly research in history, politics, economics, law, and cultural studies. The Institute provides other fellowship opportunities through the American Educational Commission (the “Fulbright-Botstiber Fellowships”) and the Central European University. The Institute sponsors programs and soon will publish the Journal of Austrian-American History highlighting the work of grant recipients.
- The Botstiber Scholars Program at Penn State provides scholarships to sub-Saharan African students of good moral character studying in the fields of science, technology and commerce, who wish to return to their home countries after graduation to use their education to improve their communities. Scholars enjoy a stimulating academic environment, friendly social atmosphere and regular leadership seminars throughout the semester.
- Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control promotes humane, non-lethal fertility control methods in wildlife population management. The Institute provides grants and fellowships to support research projects relating to wildlife fertility control. The Institue sponsors and holds public programs and campaigns to increase public awareness of wildlife management science.
In partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, the Institute hosts international conferences, workshops and symposiums for researchers and scientists to present and exchange latest findings.
The Botstiber Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals, except for grant requests to the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.