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The 2014-15 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 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 Europe
  • The future of the western Balkans
  • Energy security issues
  • 'Frozen' or 'festering' conflicts in central and eastern Europe
  • Issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law in central and eastern Europe
  • The role of central and eastern European countries in transatlantic approaches to common challenges.

 

Eligibility

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.

Stipend

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. 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 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

USA

 

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.

 

For further information, write to transatlantic@jhu.edu or office@marshallplan.at 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.

Events

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Tuesday April 15, 2014

Kosovo's Crucial Year: A Discussion with Ilir Deda
with Ilir Deda, Executive Director, Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED), Pristina, Kosovo

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room 500, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC, 20036
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Future of the Transatlantic Economy: TTIP & Beyond
Breakfast Event with Dan Hamilton

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Embassy of Greece
2217 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SAIS PRIDE Conference: Global LGBT Rights - Repression and Promise
with Ambassador Rudolf Bekink of the Netherlands and US Ambassador Richard Hoagland.

8:30 am - 1:30 p.m.
Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036 


Friday, April 18, 2014 

Championing Women Globally 
Celebrating the extraordinary efforts of women who are advancing human rights and equality around the world
With Ambassador-at-Large Catherine Russell 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. 
Rome Auditorium. 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20036


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 

TTIP Stakeholder Forum
with key stakeholders, negotiators and legislators.

9.15 am - 5.00 pm 
Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW,
Washington, DC, 20036


Friday, April 25, 2014

Nationalism versus European Integration in Central and Eastern Europe - Results, Risks and Chances
with Paul Lendvai and Wolfgang Petritsch

10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. 
Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC 20036