Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

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1 Fulbright-IFK Junior Fellowship

Accepted Degree Levels
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

The IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften | Kunstuniversitaet Linz in Wien (IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies | University of Art and Design Linz in Vienna) collaborates with Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) to offer one fellowship for a Fulbright-IFK Junior Fellow in Cultural Studies.

This fellowship is specifically designed for US PhD candidates in the humanities, arts, or social sciences whose field of specialization is thematically related to the IFK's present research focus "Cultures of Translation" and/or to Austrian and Central European traditions.

The IFK is an interdisciplinary center for advanced study and offers a privileged working environment among 17 to 20 international and Austrian fellows who spend four to nine months there. The fellowship can be easily combined with close working relationships to researchers at other Viennese institutions.

Fulbright-IFK Junior Fellows will be provided with a desk (including an iMac, IP telephone number, etc.) in a shared office with up to four other IFK Junior Fellows (PhD students). The fellows are expected to assist with the weekly fellow lectures and to participate in the weekly meetings (dissertation workshop or fellows meeting). Participation in additional academic and social programs is optional. The IFK is located in front of the main building of the University of Vienna. Fulbright-IFK fellows benefit from access to its libraries as well as the resources of the National Library.

Grant Period

9 Months

October 1 to June 30, beginning with an orientation in Vienna in late September.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

PhD candidates in the humanities, arts, or social sciences whose field of specialization is thematically related to the IFK's interest in the promotion of interdisciplinary studies and/or Viennese, Austrian, and Central European traditions are welcome to apply.

Applicants for the Fulbright-IFK Junior Fellowship will also be considered for traditional Fulbright student grants.

Accepted Degree Levels

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Advanced

German-language proficiency is necessary to fulfill the Fulbright Program's bilateral mandate of promoting mutual understanding, to negotiate the challenges of everyday life, and to fulfill university admission requirements. Advanced proficiency is essential to facilitate participation in the IFK’s array of colloquia and other activities for Junior Fellows; thus, all applicants must submit the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a qualified language instructor. Both forms are available on the Fulbright online application system.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Prospective applicants are encouraged to identify appropriate individuals at the IFK to provide on-site guidance.

Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, please select IFK Award from the Award Name drop-down menu to be considered for this fellowship.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.at/going-to-austria/students/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Darrah Lustig

Additional Online Resources

IFK website