Botstiber Institute
Botstiber Institute for
Austrian-American Studies




Fellowship Application Guidelines 2018

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 the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria) in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history. A grant of up to $30,000 will be considered for support for salary, travel, or other necessary expenses. Fellowship recipients are encouraged to submit all articles and/or working papers that are produced through the use of the fellowship to the Institute to be considered for publication in the Institute’s Journal of Austrian American Studies.

Fellowship applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications in July 2018. Fellowships will be distributed before September 1, 2018, with the fellowship award period beginning on September 1, 2018, and ending on August 31, 2019. A final report will be due within ninety days after the completion date of the award period.

Fellowship Application Format:  (download PDF)

A fellowship proposal shall consist of a one-page summary, a Statement of Plans and all required supporting information.

A Proposal Summary (not to exceed one page)

This should provide the following:

Statement of Plans (not to exceed three single-spaced pages):

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.

Supporting Information

Proposals must be in English. The entire proposal should not exceed 14 pages. Font size should be no smaller than 11 point. Applications may be submitted by mail or email to the address set forth below on or before March 31, 2018. Late proposals will not be considered. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact:

Mark Parker Miller, BIAAS Program Manager  
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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