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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

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
Award Activity

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

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Award Length and Period

Four months

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. Teaching and/or research at the host institution will begin on October 1, 2022 or March 1, 2023.


The WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and a partner institution in Central Europe (to be determined by WU).

The host institution has a broad network of universities in Central and Eastern Europe with which it cooperates. The institution would welcome having applicants play an active role in seeking out destinations in the region as potential sites. 

The 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 the WU and the partner institution in Central Europe.

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Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Public Administration
Areas of Interest

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. For example:

  • 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

The WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) 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 host institution also has an Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations. The WU is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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.


Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

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