The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable each year two outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. The third pair of Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows will be appointed for a nine (9) month period from either September 2015 to May 2015 or October 2014-June 2015.
The Fellows are closely integrated into the research, training, and outreach activities of the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at SAIS, and will participate in CTR events and meetings. Each Fellow is expected to complete a research paper during the period of residence according to the terms of the assignment entered into with the Foundation.
Each year the Center and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation identify several themes of particular interest. For 2014-15, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with any of the following:
The impact of sovereign debt crisis and the economic crisis on the countries of central and eastern EuropeThe future of the western BalkansEnergy security issues'Frozen' or 'festering' conflicts in central and eastern EuropeIssues of human rights, democracy and rule of law in central and eastern EuropeThe role of central and eastern European countries in transatlantic approaches to common challenges.
Applicants for the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, be fluent in English, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austria, but the Fellowship is open to candidates of other nationalities as well.
The Fellow will enter into a research assignment with the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and will receive a monthly stipend of $5,000; an office with computer; Internet access and voicemail; access to Johns Hopkins University libraries and other facilities. The Fellow is expected to take care of his/her travel, accommodation, health care coverage and living expenses.
Each applicant should submit the following (in English):
A letter supporting the application.A 3 to 5 page double-spaced statement that proposes a research project, including its relevance to the research interests of the Center.A curriculum vitae.Two sealed letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's professional competence.
The applicant is responsible for collecting all materials and submitting them as one packet before April 15, 2014 to:
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship
Center for Transatlantic Relations
School for Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 525
Washington, DC 20036
The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows are selected by the Center for Transatlantic Relations and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2014. The 2014-2015 Fellowship can begin either on September 1, 2014 or October 1, 2013.
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Omi International Arts Center, a not-for-profit organization, provides residency programs for visual, literary and performing artists, offers Arts and Education programming to the public. Created in 1992, Ledig House International Writers Residency is named after the German publisher Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt. Ledig House has hosted hundreds of writers and translators from roughly 50 countries around the world.
The residency program is located approximately two and a half hours north of New York City in the town of Omi, in the scenic Hudson River Valley. Writers and translators from all fields are encouraged to apply for a residence lasting up to two months.
The residencies include room and board and opportunities to meet with New York City publishing professionals. During each session, several guests from the New York publishing community are invited for dinner and discussion. Fellows are offered a variety of public reading opportunities both on campus and in NYC while in residence. All writers should be proficient in English. Bicycles, a swimming pool and nearby tennis court are available for use.
How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted electronically at OMI’s website. They must include:
- A brief statement about your work history, referencing publications, performances and writing credits (a maximum of 2 pages – CV format).
- A writing sample (no more than 50 pages). Indicate if the writing is published or unpublished. Please provide details if it has been published.
- A one-page description of the work to be undertaken while residing at Ledig House.
- A letter of recommendation, which must be submitted separately. The letter can be provided by a fellow writer, teacher, editor, literary agent, or any informed individual who can speak to the applicant's character and work.
- A cover letter.
Detailed information on the application process and all necessary documents is available at www.artomi.org/
Questions pertaining to the application may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Neue Galerie Graz will host a comprehensive solo exhibition of the painter, graphic artist, illustrator and author Wilhelm Thöny (1888, Graz – 1949, New York), which will culminate in an extensive survey of his oeuvre as well as an update of the current research status, to be presented in 2013.
The Neue Galerie Graz has, moreover, built up its own Wilhelm Thöny Archive, which preserves personal papers (letters, diaries, photographs, indexes etc.) from the estate of Thea Thöny, and which has been added to successively through acquisitions up to the present day. Up to now this archive has only in part been scientifically evaluated within the framework of exhibitions covering Austrian art from the first half of the 20th century. Numerous pointers have resulted fro m these exhibitions, which in their interrelation shed new light on the life and work of Thöny.
The planned research project with accompanying exhibition attempts to fill the partially large gaps in the artist’s biography; moreover, it seeks to consolidate the work, which up to now has only been presented and published in portions. As Thöny was born in Graz, and not only spent a part of his life in the city, cultivating personal contacts here, but set in motion key cultural-political initiatives (founding the Grazer Secession in 1923), it is of particular importance for the Neue Galerie Graz that the research into the man and artist that was Wilhelm Thöny be made as up to date as possible. With this comprehensive exhibition and the catalogue raisonné that accompanies it, a long-held wish on the part of the Neue Galerie Graz and the public is finally realised, enabling an Austrian pioneer of Modernism once again to be brought closer to a wider audience.
The Neue Galerie Graz is currently looking for further works by Wilhelm Thöny and any further information on the artist. If you have relevant information please contact:
Mag. Angela Fink, Weinzöttlstraße 16, 8045 Graz, Austria
0043-316-8017 9314 / email@example.com