BIAAS Event Grants


The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) seeks grant proposals for events aimed at promoting an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria (including Habsburg Austria).

Fields of Interest

Eligible fields include history, politics, economics, law, or cultural studies.

What We Fund

Proposals may include support for conferences, symposia, seminars, exhibits, workshops, lectures, and other public events, including online events, in whole or in part, if this format can be justified.

Who We Fund

Event grants are intended for organizations and institutions. An association of two or more organizations should identify the lead administrative organization in their proposal.

Individuals may apply on behalf of an organization(s). However, the lead organization which will administer funding should be identified in their proposal. Please note: the designated applicant must be the project director/principal investigator for the intended event.

Grant Amount

The maximum funding an applicant may seek is $25,000.

Application Process

Proposals can be submitted on a rolling deadline throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to review the FAQ page prior to submitting a proposal. Final proposals must be submitted no later than six months before the proposed event is scheduled.

Proposals will require a narrative description (which provides a justification for the event, conveying the ideas objectives, methods, and work plan. The applicant should also describe the significance of the proposed event pertaining to Austrian-American studies, including its value to scholars and/or general audiences. A simple statement of need or intent is insufficient.), an itemized and reasonably detailed budget (US Dollars), a description of other funding/support, a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages for the project director or chief investigator, a bibliography, two letters of reference, and a completed proposal summary form (PDF provided). In addition, relevant organizations will need to include their 501(c)(3) IRS determination letters and board member lists. All of these documents should be combined in a single PDF, in the order stipulated here, and submitted to with the subject, [Last Name, Event Grant Proposal, Year].

All complete proposals are thoroughly evaluated. BIAAS may require additional information. Any discussions or indications of interest should not be interpreted as a commitment to support the event. Financial and narrative reports are due 90 days after the completion of the event.

Additional Resources

Proposal Requirements

We strongly recommend you review the FAQs before applying. Please see Additional Resources above.

Further Considerations

Our strategy focuses on our grantees; accordingly, we encourage proposals that facilitate promotion of grantee work and work products.

In particular, grantees interested in contributing to BIAAS’s Austro-American Blog Series, The Botstiber Podcast, or publishing event materials (e.g. conference papers, web exhibits, etc.) online or in the Journal of Austrian-American History, are encouraged to apply.