Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies The Europe Center Stanford University

Austria Visitor Program

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Fellowship

Currently accepting applications.
Submission deadline is ongoing.

The Europe Center (TEC) Austria Visitor Program (formerly, Advanced Graduate Student Travel Scholarships) is part of the Stanford-Austria scholarly exchange program hosted jointly by TEC at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and the University of Vienna in Austria.  These fellowships are intended to support Stanford graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in one of Stanford's seven schools, with special emphasis on the Social Sciences and Humanities.  The scholarships are especially appropriate for graduate students who have reached the advanced stages of their doctoral research.

This limited number of grants is intended to help support principally short- to medium-term research visits (two to four weeks or up to an academic term) to work with faculty, libraries and archives in Austria.  Research projects that address regional issues and require travel to other Central European institutions of higher learning and affiliated scholarly libraries and archives in Central Europe may also be applicable.


Austria Visitor Program grants may be used to help support part of the cost of travel and/or research costs necessary to complete the research during the visit (e.g. photocopying, research library access fees, etc.)

Students are allowed and encouraged to apply for other sources of funding to support the full cost of their research travel.


Students enrolled in a doctoral degree program at Stanford University who have completed graduate program preliminary course work and have begun advanced work on a dissertation or thesis are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Travel must be completed while the student is matriculated in a program at Stanford.

Application Process

Stanford students who are interested in this fellowship should send the following materials:

  1. Complete form

  3. Letter of interest explaining the research project, its scholarly and/or public policy importance, the part of the larger project to be addressed by the research visit, faculty and/or library and archives identified in the host country, materials identified for consultation, and a realistic plan for completing the research in the span of the short-term visit.  The letter should also include the intended dates of travel and when the funds would be required (for purchase of air tickets, etc.)
  4. At least one letter of recommendation from Stanford thesis advisor. A letter of recommendation from a host member of the faculty of the Austrian institution is also recommended.
  5. Budget proposed for the research travel, living expenses, and research expenses (e.g. photocopying, access privileges, etc.) for this visit.

Stanford Doctoral students with questions about this grant should contact:

Ken Scheve
Director, The Europe Center
(650) 497-9790

Applications should be sent to:

Karen Haley
Program Administrator, The Europe Center

(650) 724-9656

Fellowship Coordinator
Karen Haley
The Europe Center
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stanford University
616 Serra Street
Encina Hall, C243
Stanford, CA 94305-6165
(650) 724-9656 (voice)
(650) 723-0089 (fax)