The Botstiber Fellowship

Deadline: 08 October 2017
Open to: junior or senior researchers
Benefits: Junior Fellows receive a net monthly stipend of 1,750 USD and Senior Fellows a monthly stipend of 2,800 USD


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 researchers for the academic year 2018/19. Fellowships are available for all scholarly work related to the historical, political or economic, and cultural relations 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.
Fellows live together in the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse, located in the historical Castle District of Buda, a World Heritage area and walking distance from the University and downtown Budapest. Most fellows have an office at IAS on the university campus.
Scholars at IAS CEU receive a monthly stipend. Fellows must reside in Budapest during their fellowship year, participate in the intellectual life of the Institute and pursue their research agenda.


  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities at the time of their application;
  • Junior fellows must have obtained a Ph.D. degree issued in 2010 or later and must apply for the junior fellowship. Candidates who obtained their Ph.D.before 2010 are considered “senior” and must apply for the senior fellowship;
  • Only those with publications in internationally recognized scholarly outlets are encouraged to apply;
  • Full time CEU employees and students are not eligible to apply for 5 years after the ending of their studies/contract (degrees must be received and contracts must have ended by December 31, 2012 or earlier);
  • Part time/temporary employees of CEU are not eligible for 1 years after their contract ended (their contract must have ended by December 31, 2016 or earlier);
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply for this type of fellowship;
  • 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;
  • Applicants are expected to be able to communicate fluently in English as this is the working language of the Institute and CEU.


Junior Fellows receive a net monthly stipend of 1,750 USD and Senior Fellows a monthly stipend of 2,800 USD to help support their stay in Budapest. In addition, all fellows and their families receive housing at the Raoul Wallenberg GuesthouseUtilities 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?

Your application package should contain the following documents:
  1. A completed online application form;
  2. A cover letter;
  3. The abstract of your research project (max. 150 words);
  4. A description of your research project (min. 1,000 – max. 2,500 words; the reference list is not included in the word count);
  5. 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 visit the official web page.

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