The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) promotes an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria, including the lands of the former Habsburg empire, by awarding grants and fellowships, organizing lectures and conferences, and publishing the Journal of Austrian-American History.  We engage with a broader public audience through digital programming, including videos, podcasts and blog posts.


Transatlantic Migration & Ethnic Identity

New Podcast! Say Hello to “Auf Wiedersehen, Kinder!” and Ernst Papanek

With Lilly Maier

Lilly Maier is the author of the recent biography of Ernst Papanek, “Auf Wiedersehen, Kinder!: Ernst Papanek. Revolutionär, Reformpädagoge und Retter jüdischer Kinder.” In this podcast, she discusses the remarkable life of the Viennese-born socialist and educator who saved the lives of almost 300 children from the Nazis.


Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professor of Austrian-American Studies


Applications for the annual Fulbright-Botstiber award of approximately $20,000 for one academic semester for one Austrian scholar to be hosted by institutions in the United States are still open. The deadline is Oct. 30, 2021.

Grant proposals require the collaboration of potential Fulbright-Botstiber scholars and potential host faculty from institutions in Austria or the United States, respectively.

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OSS Operation Greenup. 2017 Grant Recipient Peter Pirker’s subject in Codename Brooklyn From left, Franz Weber, Hans Wynberg, Fred Mayer.


BIAAS supports grant and fellowship proposals for projects that promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria in the fields of history, politics, economics, law, cultural studies, and public history.