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The 2015-16 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies


Johns Hopkins University
Center for Transatlantic Relations
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC

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 next Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows will be appointed for a nine (9) month period from either September 2015 to May 2016 or October 2015-June 2016.  Download the requirements here.

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 2015-16, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with any of the following:

  1. The future of Ukraine
  2. The future of the western Balkans
  3. Energy security issues
  4.  'Frozen' or 'festering' conflicts in central and eastern Europe
  5. Issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law in central and eastern Europe
  6. The 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.

Application Procedure
Each applicant should submit the following (in English):

  1. 1. A letter supporting the application.
  2. A 3 to 5 page double-spaced statement that proposes a research project, including its relevance to the research interests of the Center.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. 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
March 15, 2015either by mail to or by email 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 15, 2015. The 2015-2016 Fellowship can begin either on September 1, 2015 or October 1, 2015. For further information, write to or or call 1-202-663-5880.


Click here for more information.

**Read the press release announcing the New Initiative on Central Europe Created at JHU SAIS in December 2009 here.

**Read CTR Director Dan Hamilton's speech inaugurating the fellowship in Vienna on May 5, 2010 here, and his interview in Der Standard (in German) here.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Regional Perspectives on Aid for Trade

Michael Plummer, Director of SAIS Europe and Eni Professor of International Economics, will take part in a panel discussion and presentation of his latest publication, 'Regional Perspectives on Aid for Trade'.

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Rome 806 
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

More information can be found here.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Partnership Diplomacy: The Alliances and Strategic Partnerships of Major Powers

Presented by EGMONT - the Royal Institute for International Relations and FRIDE, this seminar will address how and for what purposes strategic partnerships have been developed and implemented by Brazil, China, the US and the EU. CTR Director Dan Hamilton will take part in the afternoon panel discussion and will discuss 'The American way of partnership.'

10:15 am - 1:30 pm
Thon Hotel EU
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 75, 1040
Brussels, Belgium

For more information and to register to attend click here.