GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Scholarships for non-Austrians by the
Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science, and Cultural Affairs:

Austria Scholarship/Österreich Stipendium

Fine Arts and Music Grants

Franz Werfel Scholarship

Ernst Mach Scholarship

Bertha von Suttner Scholarship

Lise Meitner Scholarship


Scholarships for non-Austrians by other Institutions:

Fulbright Commission/Sigmund Freud Society Grant

Fulbright Commission/IFK Visiting Scholar Grant

Fulbright Commission/IFK Junior Visiting Fellow Grant

Thesis Scholarship

Dr. Heinrich Jörg Visiting Scholarship

Max Kade Foundation Scholarship

APART Grant

Vienna State Opera Balletschool Grant



Scholarships for Austrian Artists:

Fine Arts Grant

P.S.1 Grant

MAK Center Grant



AUSTRIA SCHOLARSHIP (ÖSTERREICH STIPENDIUM)

This scholarship program is offered to enable doctoral or advanced graduate students as well as young scholars to carry out research or study projects on an Austrian topic at Austrian Universities and research institutions.

This program specifically aims at applicants working on subjects closely related to Austria, e.g. Austria´s Economic, Political, and Legal Systems (after World War II), Contemporary Austrian History or Contemporary Austrian Literature.

The allowance consists of up to nine monthly payments (graduate students one to four months; PhD candidates and young scholars two to nine months) of ATS 7,800.00 (approx. USD 560.00) for undergraduate and graduate students, USD 615.00 for students who hold a master´s degree, USD 725.00 for PhD holders who are over 30 years of age). Tuition and health insurance are covered and a one time allowance ("start grant") in the amount of ATS 2,500.00 (ca. US$ 180.00) is granted to all recipients whose scholarship duration exceeds four months. In exceptional cases a stipend towards housing costs can be granted.

The scholarship is to be used during the 2001/2002 Austrian academic year, which runs from October 2001 through June 2002, and may not be extended by reapplying for consecutive ones. A working knowledge of German (especially in the field of research) is required. Applicants must be 20 to 35 years old. Applications should be sent to the Austrian Cultural Institute (ACI), 950 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Deadline for receiving all applications is February 14, 2001.

Please download application forms or send e-mail to ACI if you would like to obtain application forms by mail. We will start sending out application forms in the fall of 2000. The kit includes blanks for two letters of recommendation, a supervisor's declaration (a professor at the university in Austria), and a health certificate. A CV and transcripts are also required.

 

FINE ARTS AND MUSIC GRANTS

A limited number of grants is offered to foreign students for studies at academies of music and dramatic art or at art academies in Austria. Applicants for this program must be advanced students and between 19 and 35 years old. A very high level of qualification is required and final admission is subject to an artistic entrance examination at the art academy in Austria. (For students from abroad there is a possibility to send in tapes, slides, pictures, etc. to evaluate their level of qualification.)

The allowance consists of up to nine monthly payments of ATS 7,800.00 (ca.US $ 615.00) as well as a one time allowance ("start grant") in the amount of ATS 2,500.00 (ca. US$ 180.00) for all recipients whose scholarship duration exceeds three months. The scholarship is to be used during the 2001/2002 Austrian academic year, which runs from October 2001 through June 2002. It may not be extended by reapplying for consecutive years. A working knowledge of German is required. Applicants must be 20 to 35 years old.

Applications should be sent to the Austrian Cultural Institute (ACI) in New York. The deadline for receiving all applications is February 14, 2001. Please download application forms or send e-mail to ACI if you'd like to obtain application forms by mail. We will start sending out application forms in the fall of 2000. The kit includes blanks for two letters of recommendation, a supervisor's declaration (a professor at the university in Austria), and a health certificate. A CV and transcripts are also required.

 

FRANZ WERFEL SCHOLARSHIP

A very limited number of grants is offered to professors teaching Austrian literature at American universities and colleges and is intended to enable research at Austrian archives, libraries and other research institutions. Prior to the application a contact has to be etablished with the institution the applicant is intending to visit!

The allowance consists of four to nine monthly payments of ATS 10,000.00 (ca. US $ 725.00), a one time allowance of ATS 2,500.00 (approx. US $ 180.00), a one time book gift in the amount of up to ATS 5,000 (ca. US $ 360.00) and a monthly book budget of ATS 1,000 (ca. US $ 70.00). Tuition and health insurance are covered; in exceptional cases housing benefits can be obtained. The scholarship may be extended to up to 18 months by reapplying within the maximum time period of three years. An excellent knowledge of German is required and the age limit is 35 years.

After consumption of the grant, the scholars will receive one invitation per year to attend a literary symposium, yearly book donations, a one month research grant every three years, a subscription to an Austrian newspaper as well as regular information on scientific cooperation regarding advanced and gradute students as well as young scholars.

Applications should be sent to the Austrian Cultural Institute (ACI) in New York. The deadline for receiving all applications is February 14, 2001. Please download application forms or send e-mail to ACI if you'd like to obtain application forms by mail. We will start sending out application forms in the fall of 2000. The kit includes blanks for two letters of recommendation, a supervisor's declaration (a professor at the university in Austria), and a health certificate. A CV and transcripts are also required.

ERNST MACH SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship program is offered to Ph.D. candidates as well as young scholars to carry out research or study projects at Austrian Universities.

The allowance consists of up to nine monthly payments (graduate students one to four months; PhD candidates and young scholars two to nine months) of ATS 7,800.00 (approx. USD 560.00) for undergraduate and graduate students, USD 615.00 for students who hold a master´s degree, USD 725.00 for PhD holders who are over 30 years of age).Tuition and health insurance are covered and a one time allowance ("start grant") in the amount of ATS 2,500.00 (ca. US$ 180.00) is granted to all recipients whose scholarship duration exceeds four months. In exceptional cases a stipend towards housing costs can be granted.

The scholarship is to be used during the 2001/2002 Austrian academic year, which runs from October 2001 through June 2002, and may not be extended by reapplying for consecutive ones. A working knowledge of German (especially in the field of research) is required. Applicants must be 20 to 35 years old.

Applications should be sent to the Austrian Cultural Institute (ACI) in New York. The deadline for receiving all applications is February 14, 2001. Please download application forms or send e-mail to ACI if you'd like to obtain application forms by mail. We will start sending out application forms in the fall of 2000. The kit includes blanks for two letters of recommendation, a supervisor's declaration (a professor at the university in Austria), and a health certificate. A CV and transcripts are also required.

 

BERTHA VON SUTTNER SCHOLARSHIP

A very limited number of grants is offered to doctoral students in the field of sciences (medicine excluded!) who intend to write their thesis in Austria.

The allowance consists of nine monthly payments of ATS 8,500.00 (ca. US $ 615.00) and a one time book allowance of ATS 2,500 (ca. US $ 180.00). Tuition and health insurance are covered. The scholarship may be extended to up to 27 months by reapplying on a yearly basis. Applicants must be 20 to 27 years old (in exceptional cases up to 29 years).

Applications should be made by the Austrian supervisor. The deadline for receiving applications (in Austria!) is April, 2001.


Applications can be received at (and have to be sent to):

Österreichischer Akademischer Austauschdienst,
Berggasse 21/7, A-1090 Wien,
info@oead.ac.at

 

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY OTHER INSTITUTIONS:

 

FULBRIGHT/SIGMUND FREUD SOCIETY VISITING LECTURER/SCHOLAR OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

Since the academic year 1999/2000 the Sigmund Freud Society and the Austrian Fulbright Commission have been collaborating in offering an annual one semester Fulbright/Sigmund Freud Society Visiting Lecturer/Scholar of Psychoanalysis grant (October-February or March-July) that will provide U.S. scholars with an opportunity to conduct research at the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna and to teach between one and three lecture courses or seminars at a Viennese host institution. Details on teaching are to be arranged by the Austrian Fulbright Commission and the Sigmund Freud Society.

This award is open to lecturers/researchers from all fields with a documented interest in the history, theory, application, and/or practice of psychoanalysis. Some proficiency in German is recommended, although teaching may be in English. Applicants should have several years of teaching and/or research experience.

Applicants are required to solicit letters of invitation from the Sigmund Freud Society by submitting a curriculum vitae and a teaching and/or teaching/research proposal. Award recipients will have access to work station in the library of the Sigmund Freud Museum, situated in Freud's former residence on Berggasse 19. The application deadline for the 2001/2002 academic year is August 1, 2000.


This award includes a travel grant, medical and accident insurance, a monthly stipend of ATS 45,000 (ca. US$ 3,260.00) per month for four months, and housing (or a housing rebate of up to ATS 12,000 (ca. US$ 870.00) per month).

For information on eligibility, application procedures, and application materials, consult:

Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5M
Washington D.C. 20008-3009
Tel: 202/686-7877
Austrian program officers:rpettit@cies.iie.org; mgrant@cies.iie.org

 

FULBRIGHT/INTERNATIONALES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KULTURWISSENSCHAFTEN GRANTS

Since the the academic year 1999/2000 the Austrian Fulbright Commission and the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna have been collaborating in offering an annual one semester Fulbright/IFK Visiting Scholar in Cultural Studies grant (October-February or March-July) that will provide U.S. scholars and graduate students of cultural studies with an opportunity to conduct research at IFK, which is particularly interested in soliciting applications from scholars whose fields of interest and expertise are in interdisciplinary and comparative cultural studies and related to topics relevant to Viennese, Austrian, and Central European traditions. Applicants should have an operative command of German and several years of teaching and/or research experience.

This award provides opportunities for visiting scholars to offer occasional lectures at IFK and to participate in IFK seminars, workshops, and symposia. IFK places office space with library, computer, Internet, and e-mail facilities at the disposal of visiting scholars, who also will be encouraged to interact with IFK Junior Visiting Fellows.

This award includes a travel grant, medical and accident insurance, a monthly stipend of ATS 30,000 (ca. US$ 2.175.00) per month for four months, and housing (or a housing rebate of up to ATS 12.000 (ca. US$ 870.00) per month). Applicants are required to solicit letters of invitation from IFK by submitting a curriculum vitae and research proposal to IFK as part of the application procedure. The application deadline for the 2001/2002 academic year is August 1, 2000.


For information on eligibility, application procedures, and application materials, consult

Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5M
Washington D.C. 20008-3009
Tel: 202/686-7877
Austrian program officers: rpettit@cies.iie.org; mgrant@cies.iie.org
General information:scholars@cies.iie.org
Request for applications forms: apprequest@cies.iie.org


For further information on IFK contact:
Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften
Danhausergasse 1
A 1040 Vienna
Tel: (++431) 504 11 26
Fax: (++431) 504 11 32
musner@ifk.ac.at

 

FULBRIGHT/IFK JUNIOR VISITING FELLOWS

Since the academic year 1999/2000 the Austrian Fulbright Commission and the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna have been collaborating in offering two Fulbright/IFK Junior Visiting Fellows in Cultural Studies. These grants for the full academic year (October-July) are specifically designed for U.S. graduate students/Ph.D candidates in cultural studies, whose research interests are related to Viennese, Austrian and Central European traditions and/or IFK's interest in the promotion of interdisciplinary and comparative cultural studies.

Junior Visiting Fellows have the opportunity to work with IFK scholars and to participate in IFK seminars, workshops, and symposia. IFK provides them with access to a work station with a computer, e-mail, and Internet connection on its premises.

These awards include a travel grant, medical and accident insurance, and a monthly stipend of ATS 15,000 (US$ 1,085.00) per month for nine months. The application deadline for the 2001/2002 academic year is in October 2000.


Students should contact Fulbright Program Coordinators at the institutions in which they are currently enrolled. For information on eligibility, application procedures, and application materials, consult Fulbright U.S. Student Program 1999/2000: Fulbright and Related Grants for Graduate Study and Research Abroad
or contact:

Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3580
Tel: 212/984-5330

For further information on IFK contact:

Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften
Danhausergasse 1
A 1040 Vienna
Tel:(++431) 504 11 26
Fax: (++431) 504 11 32
musner@ifk.ac.at

 

LISE MEITNER SCHOLARSHIP

The Austrian Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung offers grants to highly qualified post-doctoral students, scholars and researchers. .

The allowance consists of up to ATS 310,000.-- (ca. US $ 22,460.00) for 12 months and the scholarship may not be extended for consecutive years. Applicants must be 20 to 35 years old.

Applications can be received at:
Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Weyringergasse 35
A-1040 Wien

 

THESIS SCHOLARSHIP

The Austrian Research Institute on Molecular Pathology and the University Institutes in the Vienna Biocenter offer grants to excellent doctoral students in the fields of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology who intend to write their (doctoral) thesis on the subjects of Cancer, Cell Cycle, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Gene Expression, Gene Therapy and Microbiological Genetics.

The allowance consists of three yearly allowances of ATS 260,000-- (ca. US $ 18,840.00). Applications are accepted year round and application forms can be received at:

Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pathologie GesmbH
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 7
A-1030 Wien

Universitätsinstitute im Vienna Biocenter
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9
A-1030 Wien

 

DR. HEINRICH JÖRG VISITING SCHOLARSHIP

The Dr.-Heinrich-Jörg-Stiftung at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz offers grants to scholars intending to work/participate in a (joint) research project at the Department of Science (Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät) at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz.

Applications can be received at: Dr.-Heinrich-Jörg-Stiftung
Dekanat der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der
Universität Graz
Universitätsplatz 3
A-8010 Graz

For further information contact:

Univ.Prof.Dr.G. Mikula
Institut für Psychologie
Universitätsplatz 2/III
A-8010 Graz

 

MAX KADE FOUNDATION, INC.

The Max Kade Foundation awards grants to young Austrian scientists with several years of experience at universities or research insitutions. Qualified applicants are expected to demonstrate their capacity to pursue independent teaching or research activities in the fields of medicine, natural sciences and engineering in the US. Proficiency in English is required.

Österreichische Akademie der
Wissenschaften

Kommission für Max Kade Stipendien
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43/1/515 81-253 or 51581-254


APART (AUSTRIAN PROGRAM FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY)

APART is a program for Austrian graduates and qualified university lecturers in all fields. It offers a three-year grant for research in Austria or other countries. Prerequisites include a doctorate, proof of scientific achievement (publication) and the presentation of a research proposal.

Österreichische Akademie der
Wissenschaften

Stipendienreferat
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43/1/515 81-207 or 515 81-208
Fax: +43/1/513 95 41

 

VIENNA STATE OPERA BALLETSCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

The Vienna State Opera Balletschool awards scholarships to foreign students from age 10 - 17. The schools offers a highschool education combined with the professional ballet training. For more information and application forms please contact the Austrian Cultural Institute or:

Ballettschule der Österreichischen Bundestheater
Direktion
Goethegasse 1
A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43/1/51 444 2640
Fax: +43/1/51 444 2631

 

GRANTS FOR AUSTRIAN ARTISTS

 

FINE ARTS GRANTS

The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs also has two grant programs for fine arts. Both include ATS 15,000.00 per month, travel expenses, and use of a studio in New York City or in Chicago for six months and three to six months, respectively. Photographic artists can apply for a two to three-month grant in the amount of ATS 14,000.00 per month, including use of a studio in New York City and travel expenses. Eligible candidates for all grant programs of the Ministry must be Austrian residents. Grants are awarded by a jury upon review of portfolios.

Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Cultural Affairs
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft,
Verkehr und Kunst
Abt. III/7
Minoritenplatz 5
Postfach 104
A-1014 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43/1/53-120-2321
Fax: +43/1/53-120-4499

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIO PROGRAM - P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER

The underlying concept of the International Studio Program is to bring together professional artists with various cultural and aesthetic backgrounds. Each year, artists from the US, Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Japan, and many other countries are invited to the studios at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Clocktower Gallery. Following an initiative of the Austrian Cultural Institute New York, the Federal Ministry of Science and Transport, ACI and the American Austrian Foundation jointly sponsor one Austrian artist each year as part of the program.

Successful candidates are provided with a one-year grant for ATS 15,000.00 per month and use of a Soho living loft maintained by the Ministry. They are also encouraged to show their work in the museum facilities. Applications are available from the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs.

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Cultural Affairs
Bundesministerium für Unterricht,
Wissenschaft und kulturelle Angelegenheiten
Minoritenplatz 5
Postfach 104
A-1014 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43/1/53-120
Fax: +43/1/53-120-4499

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
46-01 21 Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: 718/784-2084
Fax: 718/482-9454

The Clocktower Gallery
108 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212/233-1096
Fax: 212/964-2266

 

MAK CENTER FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE

A new undertaking in Los Angeles, California. The MAK Center is the American outpost of the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK - Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst). Its focus is on contemporary and experimental architecture. The Schindler Grant gives aspiring Austrian artists and architects an opportunity to ply their trade in Los Angeles. Artists and architects-in-residence are housed in the Mackey Apartment House, where the MAK Center will install a comprehensive data and image archive on the life and works of Austrian architect Rudolf Schindler. The archives will soon be accessible through the World Wide Web. The Center, which also has facilities at the Schindler House, strives to become an interface between art and architecture and is launching an ambitious, year-round schedule of exhibitions, symposia, lectures, performances, workshops and publications. Applications for grants should be directed to the MAK in Vienna. Benefits include $1,400 per month, travel expenses and accommodations.

MAK - Center for Art and Architecture
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tel: 323/651-1510
Fax: 323/651-2340

Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
MAK Österreichisches Museum für
angewandte Kunst
Stubenring 5
A-1010 Vienna, Austria





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