Awards and Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Center for Austrian Studies, working in cooperation with the University of Minnesota and other individuals and institutions, has been instrumental in helping to provide students from Minnesota and North America with support in terms of both funding opportunities and opportunities to study in Europe. In addition, the Austrian government and universities have made it possible for European students to come to Minnesota and take advantage of the University's unique educational activities.

Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) Doctoral Research Fellowship

Since 1992, the BMBWF Fellowship has been developing scholars and expanding horizons by giving Austrian graduate students a 10-month residency with a generous stipend at the Center for Austrian Studies. Opportunities abound for fellows to attend seminars, work with world-class University of Minnesota faculty, do scholarly research, and gain experience with administrative and research projects at a major research university.

CAS Graduate Advisory Board

We are excited to offer graduate students an opportunity to help shape the programs and support we offer, and gain valuable experience serving as part of a committee. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved! 

Summer Research Grants in Austrian/Central European Studies

We regularly offer Summer Research Grant funding intended to provide financial support to currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate students in order to further their progress toward the degree. 

Voices of Vienna Scholarship

The Voices of Vienna scholarship was established by Kathryn and Wilbur Keefer, in honor of Professor Emeritus William Wright, founding director of the Center for Austrian Studies (1978).  The scholarship is administered by the School of Music and the Center for Austrian Studies in alternating years.

Center for Austrian Studies Travel Grants

As funding allows, the Center sponsors a competition for students traveling to Austria or Central Europe for language study or research projects. In recent years, travel grants have been offered to University of Minnesota graduate students. The number awarded each year varies according to available funding.

Research Assistantships

During the academic year and sometimes the summer, the Center for Austrian Studies regularly hires a graduate student or two as research assistants to work on its major projects and publications.

Teaching Assistant Exchange

The University of Minnesota and the University of Salzburg have an exchange agreement at the teaching assistant level. In every second year, a graduate student from each institution crosses the Atlantic to do research and teach courses in his or her native language.

Carlson School of Management

The Carlson School of Management (CSOM) maintains a separate exchange program in which the Vienna School of Business and Economics (WUV) and CSOM exchange students on the MBA level. In addition, CSOM has European partnerships that have resulted in Global Executive MBA Programs.

Center for German & European Studies

The Center for German & European Studies invites applications from graduate students for each year's Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (TASI). This is a fully-funded fellowship program. The Institute takes place in Berlin every year in late July. For more information, including this year’s theme, dates, and deadline, please go to the CGES website.