Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

A flexible combination of teaching and research at the WU that entails teaching two courses (classes meet once a week for 90 minutes) and one course as a guest lecturer at another university in Central Europe affiliated with the host institution in the scholar's area of expertise. Format, content, and level (advanced undergraduate and graduate) of the individual courses are negotiated with the host institutions.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Four months
Grant Dates

Grant should begin on either October 1, 2020 or March 1, 2021.


WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and a partner institution in Central Europe (to be determined by WU). WU will facilitate contacts between the grantee and the other partner institution in Central Europe and monitor logistics as well as administrative processes. However, it will be the grantee's responsibility to articulate course details and travel plans in close collaboration with WU as well as the partner institution in Central Europe.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Business Administration
Public Administration

This award is designed to address a broad range of issues associated with entrepreneurship in its various forms, including but not limited to entrepreneurial strategies, start-ups, marketing, private-public partnerships, social entrepreneurship, and enhancing institutional frameworks for the facilitation of entrepreneurship. Projects relating to diversity, access, equity, inclusion and/or social justice are particularly encouraged. Among others, possible topics include women’s entrepreneurship, minority-owned enterprises, economics of race or gender, business and women and/or minorities, and urban economics.

Social entrepreneurship
Women’s entrepreneurship
Minority-owned enterprise
Small business enterprise
Business and women and/or minorities
Economics of gender, race, and/or the disadvantaged
Urban economics and/or economics of the inner city
Management and marketing
Specialized merchandizing and sales
Private-public partnership
Entrepreneurial and small-business operations

Comments: The WU has a special but by no means exclusive interest in entrepreneurial culture and strategies, including user integration and innovation management as well as corporate social responsibility and diversity in organizations. The WU also has an Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations; visit their website for more information. WU is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Special Features

The WU has a broad network of universities in Central and Eastern Europe with which it cooperates. The WU would welcome having applicants play an active role in seeking out destinations in the region as potential sites. Additional funds for lecturing in Central Europe may be available.

Number of Grants
Distinguished Chair
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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