Database of Funded Projects

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies has generously funded academic research and public history projects that promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria. The following search tools make it possible to explore these projects and to learn more about the scholars and organizations who have received BIAAS grants and fellowships.


Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner

Topics: Art, History
Products: Articles, Digital repository

Dr. Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner received a $10,000 BIAAS grant for “Jewish Austrian Women Artists in Exile: Bettina Ehrlich, Lisel Salzer, and Lisl Weil,” a research project which recognizes the artistic work of three underrepresented 20th-century Jewish Austrian artists, whose contributions to the cultural life of the U.S. was founded in knowledge acquired during their upbringing in Vienna and their training at the Viennese School of Applied Arts. While Ehrlich and Weil went on to write and illustrate children’s books, some documenting their exile experience, Salzer would become a prominent enamel artist in Seattle. Her research on the artists’ contributions will be published in articles and a culminating digital repository highlighting the artists’ work, as well as link to resources, such as oral interviews, art exhibits, manuscripts, and letters.