Botstiber Institute
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Austrian-American Studies



Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies: Grant Guidelines - 2018

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for projects aimed at promoting 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. Grants may include support for related lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibits, publications, podcasts, and documentaries. Grants for salary replacement and/or tuition will not be considered. Grants will not exceed $25,000 unless a compelling case is made for a larger grant. Grant recipients are encouraged to submit all articles and/or working papers that are produced through the use of the grant to the Institute to be considered for publication in the Institute’s Journal of Austrian American Studies.

Grant applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications in July 2018. Grants will be distributed before September 1, 2018, with the grant 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.

Grant Proposal Format (download PDF)

A grant proposal shall consist of a one-page proposal summary, narrative description, and all required supporting information.

A Proposal Summary (not to exceed one page)

This should provide the following:

Narrative Description (not to exceed three single-spaced pages):

The applicant should submit a narrative, not to exceed three single-spaced pages, which provides a justification for the project, conveying the ideas, objectives, methods, and work plan. A simple statement of need or intent is insufficient. 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. If a grant request is for a distinct part of a larger project, an overview of the larger project should be included. 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 12 pages. Font size should be no smaller than 11 point. BIAAS expects grant recipients to provide broad access to all grant products, insofar as the conditions of the materials and intellectual property rights allow. 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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