Robert Gross was awarded $20,030 to support research dealing with the relevance of the Marshall Plan for the cultural construction of Austrian landscapes. The project examined the effect of the 1947 draught in Austria on the implementation of the Marshall Plan. The fellowship funded three months of research in the United States at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and the Harry S. Truman Library in Kansas City. The project resulted in conference papers as well as scholarly articles.
Robert Gross is a Ph.D. student in Environmental History at the Institute of Social Ecology of the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. He has written numerous articles on the field and served as the coordinator of the Centre for Environmental History.