The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) and the German Studies Association (GSA) are happy to announce that there will be limited funds available to support selected young Austrian Studies scholars who will participate in this year’s conference of the German Studies Association in San Diego from 29 September to 2 October 2016.
Applications from scholars working in contemporary Austrian Studies (since 1945) will be given preferential treatment. Applicants must not be older than 35 years and must not have received any travel grant from the ACFNY in the past. Applicants who receive financial support from other official Austrian institutions to cover travel and accommodation costs will not be considered.
The funds are intended for Austrian Studies scholars who are either completing an appropriate advanced degree or who have completed that degree within the past three years. Austrian Studies scholars from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) as well as from outside North America are eligible to apply for these funds. Austrian citizenship or residency in Austria is not necessary.
Depending on the number of accepted applications and budgetary circumstances, the travel grant comprises $400 (for scholars from North America) and $800 (for scholars from outside North America) to offset travel costs.
Travel grants are for one person only and cannot be split among several applicants.
Applications must be submitted to the Austrian Cultural Forum New York/ACFNY (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than 1 June 2016. Applications should send an abstract of the paper which they submitted to the GSA and a curriculum vitae. Successful applicants will be informed by 1 July 2016.
Certificates will be awarded in person at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in San Diego. Stipends will be paid in check or transferred to an Austrian bank account (holder of bank accounts in Austria only).
For information, please check the website, or make contact at the number and email address below.