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US Fulbright Scholars at the February 2017 Orientation (photo by media intern Anastasia Popova)


February 23-24, 2017

Ten new US Fulbright scholars participated in the two-day February 2017 US Fulbright Scholars orientation, which included lectures and discussions with Fulbright alumni and representatives of the US Embassy Vienna in Fulbright Austria's MQ/Q21 offices, a walking tour of Vienna's historic Ringstrasse, and a reception with current, past and future US and Austrian Fulbrighters, institutional partners and friends, and more. For a full list of this year's 20 US Fulbright Scholars in Austria, please see our website. Photos and More:


US Fulbright Students Hannah Pell, Erin Netoskie, Hamda Yusuf, (unknown), and Janaya Crevier at the 2017 TU Ball (photo by media intern Anastasia Popova)


January 26, 2017

Fulbright Austria program participants again took part in an annual tradition and attended the TU Wien Ball in the magnificent Hofburg Palace in Vienna. It is a highlight to see everyone dressed up and enjoying a long-standing Austrian tradition. The Austrian Fulbright Alumni Association even reserves tables for Fulbrighters at the ball and gives them a crash course in ballroom dance beforehand. The next day, they all meet again at Fulbright Austria's MQ/Q21 office for a relaxed brunch. Photos and More:

Fulbright Scholar Marciana Popescue lecures on forced migration (courtesy of Marciana Popescue)


Austria has played a central role in some recent conversations about global migration, and US and Austrian Fulbrighters in fields ranging from social work to art are deeply involved in many facets of the discussion. Read more about recent Fulbrighters' work in the migration field here:


US Fulbright Scholar Cara Cilano


Deadline: August 1, 2017

The call for our 2018/19 US Scholar awards is open! With more than twenty host universities and universities of applied sciences, research centers, and museums each year, Austria one of the top ten destinations in the world for US Fulbright scholars. Opportunities based on jointly articulated and flexible combinations of teaching and research are available in practically all parts and all disciplines in Austria. Read more on our website and visit the newly-relaunched Fulbright US Scholars Catalog of Awards for more information and to apply.

Austrian Fulbright Students (top photo courtesy of Austrian Student Olivia Benkovich)


Deadline: May 1, 2017

Fulbright Austria invites Austrian citizens interested in a Master's degree in the US to apply for the 2018-19 Fulbright Austrian Student Program. We provide generous financial and administrative support to Austrian students and young professionals, which starts with coaching candidates on optimizing their applications and extends to university selection and placement support, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York. Candidates in a wide range of disciplines select programs and apply to four US universities, choose where to enroll (based on where they've been accepted), receive a scholarship of up to $25,000 from Fulbright Austria, and are often offered additional support by the institutions they decide to attend. Once in the US, Fulbright students are members of the international Fulbright community and enjoy ongoing support from Fulbright Austria and IIE. More:

EducationUSA Adviser Molly Roza (right) and Program Coordinator Martina Laffer (center) talking to US Embassy Vienna Chargé d'affaires Eugene Young at the BeSt 2017 (photo by media intern Anastasia Popova)


March 2-5, 2017 

Four Fulbright Austria staff members spent four days advising thousands of students about opportunities to study in the USA with Fulbright and EducationUSA at the 2017 BeSt³ - Die Messe für Beruf, Studium und Weiterbildung. For the first time, we collaborated with the BeSt on the "BeSt International Spezial," a new section of the fair that brought five US universities to Austria. Photos and More:


Keith Kovach's historical and modern Austrian cityscapes


US Scholar alum and photographer Keith Kovach (University of Central Florida) was the Fulbright-MQ/Q21 Artist-in-Residence in 2015 and published a book of photographs that resulted from his time in Austria entitled Vienna in the Winter. His stay also resulted in a cooperation between his home institution and the Fachhochschule Salzburg which will lead to student exchanges between the institutions.

While on a follow-up visit to Vienna in summer 2016, Keith became inspired by the historical cityscapes in Viennese museums he saw echoed in the city around him, and conceived of a new project that combines historical and modern Austrian cityscapes: Photos and More:

Austrian Fulbright alumnus Gernot Wolfgang (photo courtesy of Gernot Wolfgang)


Fulbright alumnus Gernot Wolfgang's most recent album, PASSING THROUGH (TROY1624, 2016), was nominated for a 2017 GRAMMY® Award in the category Best Classical Compendium. Gernot studied at Berklee College of Music in 1987 as an Austrian Fulbright Student. 

Click here to read more about his Fulbright experience on our storytelling portal.

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