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.


Ohad Reiss-Sorokin – The Rise of the New Mandarins: The Story of the “Geistkreis” from Vienna to the New World

Topics: Art, History, Psychology
Products: Dissertation, Research

Ohad Reiss-Sorokin’s Ph.D. dissertation “The Rise of the New Mandarins: The Story of the ‘Geistkreis’ from Vienna to the New world”, follows the story of the ‘Geistkreis,’ an interdisciplinary intellectual circle that took place in Vienna in the Interwar period. […]


Roman Hutter

Topics: Culture, History
Products: Research

Roman Hutter received a BIAAS fellowship to examine ways Western and Eastern European cultural institutions exerted influence on the Romanian-German writer Oskar Pastior during the Cold War. […]


Regina Range

Topics: Culture, Film, Gender, History
Products: Research

Regina Range received a 2018 BIAAS grant for her project, “From Vienna to Hollywood: Uncovering the Forgotten Lives and Careers of Three Female Austrian-Jewish Exile Scriptwriters.” […]