The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation is an endowment established according to Federal legislation for foundations and funds. The Foundation was initiated with a financial allocation from the ERP Fund to the sum of 30 million schillings. The aim is a transfer of knowledge between the USA and Austria. Research work is thereby commissioned and cooperation encouraged in research projects.
The Foundation is non-profit-making, and its activities extend across the whole republic. Contributions from enterprises, syndicates and local authorities are needed to extend the financing basis. Such sums are tax deductible.
The Foundation benefits and supports the co-operation between Austrian and American universities and academics. In order to achieve the necessary flexibility, further financial resources need to be opened up and dedicated to the Foundation for the long-term. The strategy of the Foundation is to develop research projects and fellowships respectively with different American and Austrian universities.
The research projects are under the leadership and responsibility of an Austrian and an American academic, and each represents a defined general theme. The activity of the Foundation is then largely oriented towards the respective university and theme.
The Foundation benefits and supports the co-operation between Austrian and American universities and academics. The activities of the foundation are carried out in the framework of:
• (Guest) professorships in the USA and Austria
• Conferences, lectures and symposia in the USA and Austria
• Post Graduate/Research Fellowships in the USA and Austria