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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-IFK Senior Fellow in Cultural Studies

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

Conduct research at the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies (University of Art and Design-Linz in Vienna). Research should be relevant to the IFK's overall research program, especially to its current thematic research foci (“cultures of translation” and “different work”). The IFK offers a public lecture, and grantees can participate in IFK events, workshops, and conferences. In order to facilitate the academic exchange among the fellows, the IFK expects grantees to participate in all fellow lectures and fellow meetings. The IFK will provide senior fellows with an office space and access to library, computer, internet, and email facilities. Senior fellows are also encouraged to interact with IFK research fellows and junior fellows. 

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Four months
Award Dates

Grants must begin in late September 2022 or late February 2023 in line with the Austrian academic year and in order to attend the mandatory orientation. Research or professional project at the host institution will begin on October 1, 2022 or March 1, 2023.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Art History
Film/Cinema Studies
History, non- U.S.
Literature, non- U.S.
Areas of Interest

Interdisciplinary and comparative cultural studies, social sciences, and humanities that are relevant to Viennese, Austrian, and Central European traditions.

Application Deadline
Activity Type
Professional Project

A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.


Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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