The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation and the Austrian-American Educational Commission (AAEC) jointly established two Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professors of Austrian-American Studies.
Each year, beginning in 2012-2013, a Fulbright-Botstiber award (approximately $20,000 for one academic semester) has been offered to Austrian scholars hosted by institutions in the United States, and an identical award has been offered to American scholars hosted by institutions in Austria.
The purpose of the Fulbright-Botstiber awards is to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between Austria and the United States. The AAEC and Botstiber are particularly interested in soliciting applications that advance this purpose in the fields of history, the social sciences, economics, and law, but also will welcome qualified applications from other disciplines, including but not limited to literature, music, and the arts.
Grant proposals require the collaboration of potential Fulbright-Botstiber scholars and potential host faculty from institutions in Austria or the United States, respectively. Host faculty will be responsible for effectively anchoring the visiting Fulbright-Botstiber scholars in the curriculum, host department, and other activities of the host institution. Flexible combinations of lecturing and research will allow Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professors of Austrian-American Studies to connect with students and to make scholarly contributions to their disciplines at the same time.
For information on the Fulbright-Botstiber award for U.S. scholars to Austria (application deadline August 1, 2017 for 2018-19) consult the website of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars:
For information on the Fulbright-Botstiber award for Austrian scholars to the United States (application deadline October 30, 2017, for 2018-19), consult the website of the AAEC at: http://www.fulbright.at/going-to-the-usa/scholars/programm/fulbright-botstiber-visiting-professor-of-austrian-american-studies-in-the-united-states/.