Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Austria

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4 Fulbright Community-Based Combined Awards

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

Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) will offer up to four Community-Based Combined Grants to facilitate community service, internships, capacity-building and other community-based projects. These grants are combined with university coursework and English teaching assistantships. Grantees work as teaching assistants at secondary schools in Austrian university cities for 13 hours per week (plus preparation and administration time) while concurrently pursuing a project at a community organization and taking university courses on a part-time basis.

Fulbright Austria reviews project proposals for their coherence, quality, originality, feasibility, and benefit to local communities and also takes into account their ability to contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding between the people of Austria and the United States.  It is especially, but by no means exclusively, interested in grant proposals that reach out to underserved populations or grant proposals of bilateral or comparative relevance that enhance Austrian-American collaboration.

There are NO independent Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships awards for Austria. Students interested exclusively in teaching assistantship positions to Austria without projects or university enrollment are encouraged to consider applying for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women's Affairs Teaching Assistantship (USTA) program, which has been managed by the Austrian-American Educational Commission since 1962.  Please note that the USTA program is not a Fulbright program and has a separate application process and deadline. See the USTA program website for details.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin on October 1 and continue through June 30, with a week each of Fulbright orientation and teaching assistantship orientation in late September.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Applications from graduating seniors and recent undergraduates are welcome. Candidates should explain their proposed projects in their applications, in addition to their interest in the teaching assistantship component of the grant.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to grant start date.German language proficiency at the intermediate level must be demonstrated by the grant starting date.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Applicants should identify the relevant community organization and contact individuals on site; develop a plan for meaningful collaboration, guidance and service; and include letters of invitation in their application. Fulbright grantees may be affiliated with community or artistic institutions (such as museums or archives), service organizations, or other local organizations.

A list of community organizations that have expressed an interest in hosting Fulbright Community-Based Combined Grantees can be found on Fulbright Austria's website.

Please contact the US Student Program Officer at Fulbright Austria for details or email the organization directly; prospective grantees need not limit themselves to the organizations on the list and should feel free to propose a project with any suitable organization in Austria.

It is not recommended that a Fulbright community-based combined grantee seek to earn an Austrian university degree.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Fulbright Austria facilitates university enrollment at the applicant's preferred public university, and the Austrian government provides for the waiver of tuition fees. Fulbright Austria does not cover tuition costs for enrollment at private institutions of higher education or other programs of advanced study in Austria that do not waive tuition fees.

Placement Type

Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Womenâ??s Affairs will place grantees in a secondary school (or schools) in the university city in which the grantee proposes to conduct research.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Community-Based Combined Grant from the drop down menu to be considered for this award, and select Academic for General Category.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.at

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Molly Roza

Additional Online Resources

Fulbright Austria website

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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 would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

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 could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student 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 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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U.S. Professor

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. Professor

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