Fellowships & Visiting Scholars



2017 – 18 Short Term Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies

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.

Short term fellowships of up three (3) months are available anytime between September 2017 to June 2018. Applications are accepted anytime on a rolling basis.

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 postdoctorate 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 short-term Fellowships, preference will 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 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 USA

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

Applications are accepted anytime. Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows are selected by the Center for Transatlantic Relations and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation on a rolling basis.

For further information, write to [email protected] or [email protected] or call 1-202- 663-5880.


Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) Fellowship (Click to download application information)

The Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) is open to candidates who have recently received their doctorate in social and political sciences or economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and/or international peace and security issues. Fellowships are granted for a duration of 24 months to prepare fellows for a career in policy-oriented and international research at renowned think tanks and political consulting research institutes. Fellows spend three eight-month stays at research institutions or think tanks participating in the program – at least one on the Eastern, and one on the Western side of the Atlantic.

The deadline for application for the 2018 fellowship is to be determined.


The Center accepts applications for fellowship and visiting scholars on an ad-hoc basis.

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