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Fulbright Austria Competitions Now Open

bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information

Fulbright Austria.jpgThe Fulbright competitions for 2014–2015 are now open. Up to 24 grants, including one research grant, 20 teaching grants with research options, one Distinguished Chair teaching award, and one artist-in-residence award are available for US scholars interested in research in Austria.

Detailed information on these grants, which cover almost all academic disciplines, is available at:

Information on application procedures, review criteria, and timelines can be found at: Application deadline for the 2014–2015 academic year is August 1, 2013.

In addition, the Web site for the US student program has been relaunched at Applications are due in October 2013.

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About the Fulbright Program

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to promote "mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries." Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright from Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has over 310,000 alumni and currently operates in 155 countries, including 50 countries with binational Fulbright commissions such as the Austrian-American Educational Commission.

Funded primarily by direct contributions from the governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Austria, the Fulbright Austria Program provides grants for US citizens who are recent graduates and graduate students or scholars and professionals, to study, teach, or pursue research in Austria, and for their Austrian counterparts to engage in similar activities in the US.