The Botstiber Fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships

Deadline: 24 October 2016
Open to: young scholars with demonstrable promise of excellence, holding  a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities
Fellowship: monthly stipend of EUR 2,000


The Botstiber Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest (IAS CEU) are pleased to invite applications for the fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relationships for junior or senior research fellowships for the academic year 2017/18. Fellowships are available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires and Central Europe. This joint fellowship seeks to strengthen further and make visible scholarship on imperial and post-imperial Austria and Habsburg Studies and on issues of transfer, migration, and exchange, as testified in Austria’s and Central European special relationship to the United States, direct and indirect.

CEU IAS facilitates the fellows’ engagement with the CEU and the Hungarian scholarly community by encouraging collaborative projects, organizing joint public lectures, establishing student mentorship programs, and related activities.


  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities;
  • Junior fellows must have obtained a Ph.D. degree issued in 2009 or later and must apply for the junior fellowship. Candidates who obtained their Ph.D. before 2009 are considered “senior” and must apply for the senior fellowship;
  • Full time CEU employees and students are not eligible to apply for 7 years after the ending of their studies/contract (degrees must be received and contracts must have ended by December 31, 2010 or earlier);
  • Part time/temporary employees of CEU are not eligible for 3 years after their contract ended (their contract must have ended by December 31, 2013 or earlier);
  • All nationalities;
  • Former fellows of IAS CEU or former Collegium Budapest are not eligible to apply until a period of 7 years has passed since their previous fellowship. Applications may be considered only in exceptional cases;
  • Fluent in English.


Fellows receive a net monthly stipend of EUR 2,000 to help support their stay in Budapest. In addition, all fellows and their families receive housing at the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse. Utilities at the Guesthouse will be charged to the fellows. Fellows also receive a travel and a small research allowance but are responsible for their own healthcare provisions.

How to apply?

In order to apply please fill the online application.

You will have to submit the following the material:

  1. A completed online application form;
  2. A cover letter;
  3. The abstract of your research project (max. 150 words);
  4. The description of your research project (min. 1,000 – max. 2,500 words);
  5. A 10-15 page description of your research project, which includes a discussion on the state of your research (including references to publications if these exist already), research outline, theories and methods (including short bibliography), time schedule and work plan;
  6. A CV including a list of up to 5 (in case of junior applicants) and up to 15 (in the case of senior applicants) of your most important publications. For junior applicants ONLY: the name and email address of two referees (for potential reference).

For more information please read the official call.

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