The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation of Vienna, Austria, announced a new initiative in 2009 to support research and related activities focused on Central Europe. Daniel Hamilton, SAIS professor and founding director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, is the first Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor to head the initiative.

Since 2010, outstanding scholars have been selected each year in an open, competitive process to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at SAIS. The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows are appointed either for a nine-month period each academic year or as short-term Fellows. Since 2018 Fellows are selected for work on the theme “The United States, Europe, and World Order.”

“This grant honors the tremendous legacy of the Marshall Plan and the deep ties that have evolved between the United States, Austria and the people of Central Europe,” said Ferdinand Lacina, president of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, upon announcing the award. “We are also proud to deepen our association with Johns Hopkins University SAIS, which has a distinguished tradition of scholarship and made many contributions to greater transatlantic understanding.”

The call for applications for the 2021-2022 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship will be available Spring 2021. The call for applications for the 2020-2021 fellowship has closed but the announcement is available here.