Botstiber Institute
Botstiber Institute for
Austrian-American Studies




Botstiber Fellowship Application Guidelines

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 salary, travel, or other necessary expenses. Applications from (i) graduate students, (ii) early-career professionals and (iii) mid-career professionals will be accepted. Fellowship applications must be submitted by March 31, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the result of their applications in June 2014.

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:

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, 2014.  Late proposals will not be considered. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact:

Valerie Arapis, Deputy Administrator
The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation
200 E. State Street, Suite 306-A
P.O. Box 1819 Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Telephone: 610-566-3375 Fax: 610-566-3376


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