Botstiber Fellowship: The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation and the Central European University

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The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation (DWBF) and the Central European University (CEU) are pleased to announce the Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships. Fellowships are available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires.

Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Director of the IAS CEU said: “CEU is very pleased to be partnering with the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation to help advance a historical understanding between the U.S. and both present-day Austria as well as the areas that formerly make up the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empires. With its strong track record of facilitating advanced research on related topics and supporting fellows and access to collections and facilities at CEU, within Hungary and beyond, including neighboring Austria, the Institute is ideally positioned to partner with the Foundation to expand and deepen its impact through advanced research on these topics.”

Terrance A. Kline, Trustee and Administrator of the DWBF said: “Dietrich Botstiber’s concern for trans-Atlantic understanding was reflected in his life experiences and in his Indenture of Trust where he authorized the use of funds to facilitate scholarship in this area. To that end, we are honored to work with CEU to establish an international fellowship program for outstanding junior and senior scholars from around the world to advance this understanding.”

The call for applications for the first around of fellows is now open. For more information on the Botstiber Fellowship and to apply please visit the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University’s website.

The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation, headquartered in Media, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1995 by the late Dietrich W. Botstiber. His charitable intentions were to provide scholarships to talented students of good moral character in the fields of science, technology and commerce; to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria; and to support programs that prevent cruelty to animals and human beings. The Foundation manages four programs to advance the Botstiber mission. They include the Botstiber Scholars Program at Penn State, the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, Botstiber World Service and the new Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control.

The Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University (IAS CEU) has as its primary mission to support excellent scholars in their pursuit of knowledge in a multidisciplinary scholarly environment. Each year, IAS CEU invites some 20 researchers in the social sciences and humanities to spend 3 to 10 months as fellows working on their own research projects. Visiting scholars benefit from the University’s academic and technical resources and from the vibrant cultural and intellectual scene in Budapest. IAS CEU seeks to build connections among its fellows, CEU faculty, and local and regional academic institutions to facilitate high-level interdisciplinary cooperation. For further information on IAS CEU, visit CEU’s website.