Call for Applications


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 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.

During the academic year 2017-2018 the Center intends to award the following fellowships:

  • 1 Academic Year Fellowship for a nine (9) month period from either September 2016 to May 2017 or October 2016-June 2017;
  • 2-3 Short Term Fellowships for an in-residence period of between 1 and 3 months.

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 2017-18, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with U.S. relations with central and eastern Europe and/or issues related to conflict resolution and transformation.

Applicants for Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships 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 those who are no more than 6 years beyond completing their dissertation, although others are also eligible.
For the full academic year Fellowship, strong preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austrian institutions, although the Fellowship is open to candidates of other nationalities as well.

For the short-term Fellowships, preference will also be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austrian institutions, but the Center encourages applications from candidates from other countries as well.

Each Fellow will enter into a research assignment with the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and will receive a monthly stipend of up to $5,000; an office with computer; Internet access and voicemail; access to Johns Hopkins University libraries and other facilities. Each 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, and identifies a preferred Johns Hopkins SAIS/CTR host/research partner.
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 March 15, 2017 to:

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship
Center for Transatlantic Relations
School for Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 8th floor
Washington, DC 20036

Materials may be sent by mail to the above address or by email to

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, 2017.

The 2017-2018 academic year Fellowship can begin either on September 1, 2017 or October 1, 2017. Short-term Fellowships can begin anytime between September 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018.
This call is active yet will only be judged final upon finalization of a renewed partnership agreement between the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and Johns Hopkins University.

For further information, write to or or call 1-202-663-5880.

Hannes RichterComment