The Faculty of Humanities is particularly interested in scholars whose teaching and research interests are primarily associated with cultural studies. €5,000 per month, a travel grant of €800 and health and accident insurance.
The Center for Austrian Studies sponsors a series of ongoing research initiatives with advanced level graduate students working with faculty mentors who are leading scholars in their respective fields. The project culminates in a public workshop at the University of Minnesota where the students present their research.
The 15th and 16th centuries in Europe witnessed a complex, large scale sociocultural transformation that traditional historiography has characterized as the transition from the Late Middle Ages to Early Modern era. Latin Christendom underwent a series of changes that led it from crisis through reform through confessionalization, while social and political organization developed from universalist claims of medieval monarchy to early modern princely states and oligarchic republics. Although no one today would advocate any sharp line dividing the Middle Ages from modernity, the social and religious change remains a phenomenon that calls for explanation. This seminar brings together European and North American graduate students from several disciplines who are working on dissertations related to this general theme.
The Center for Austrian Studies is able to offer a limited number of Summer 2016 Research Grants of $3,000 - $5,000. The grants are intended to provide financial support to currently enrolled University of Minnesota graduate students in order to further their progress towards the degree. Applications are welcome from all disciplines with a connection to Austrian/Central European Studies.