Grants

The Otto Harpner Fund

Created in memory of the first Secretary of the Society, the late Otto Harpner, who died in 1959, this fund commemorates his work in establishing the Society and promoting its aims.

Purpose

Awards are made from the Otto Harpner Fund to contribute to the costs of a short visit to Austria (or for Austrian applicants, to the UK) for any of the following purposes:

  • to undertake an intensive language course (in German or English)
  • to undertake specific study (for example, in music, art or architecture)
  • to undertake research, or specific cultural or economic activities which help to foster relationships between Austria and the United Kingdom

While priority is normally given to applications in these areas, the above list is not seen as exhaustive. Applicants seeking support for projects which they believe reflect the purposes of the Fund are welcome to apply.

Awards, may be made for 50% of the costs of a visit or more, and are generally in the region of £500. They may, at the discretion of the Society, be made to a maximum of £1000.

Assistance may also be provided for elderly or disabled people wishing to travel to Austria where their visit is intended to enhance Anglo-Austrian understanding.

Conditions of Award

  1. Applicants must be 18 years or older and resident either in the UK or in Austria.
  2. Applicants do not need to be members of the Society.
  3. The amount of an award is at the discretion of the Society. Awards are generally not more than £500.
  4. The cost of any travel insurance is the responsibility of the applicant.
  5. An award is made as a lump sum, paid to the successful applicant by cheque or bank transfer prior to travel, after booking confirmation details (e.g. courses, flights, accommodation etc.) have been received by the Secretary of the Society.
  6. The Society will not provide further funding for any additional unforeseen expenses.
  7. During any one calendar year, an applicant may apply for only one project.
  8. An applicant may make further applications to the Fund, but will not normally receive funding more than once.
  9. Applicants are advised to consult relevant professional organizations for travel advice. Travel advice if provided by any member of the Society is without warranty.
  10. Each award holder is required to write a brief report on their visit. The report must be submitted to the Secretary of the Society within one calendar month of the completion of the visit. At the Society’s discretion a report may be published (whole or in part) in the Society’s journal or on the website.
  11. A list of current Otto Harpner award holders is normally published in the Society’s newsletter.

Applications

Electronic submission is preferred for Otto Harpner Fund applications.

Download application form (MS Word)

The application form can be downloaded above in Microsoft Word or a form requested from the Secretary. Please send a stamped addressed envelope to the address below:

The Secretary
The Anglo-Austrian Society
60 Brimmers Hill
Widmer End
High Wycombe
HP15 6NP

Applicants are usually informed of the outcome of their application within two months of the application being received by the Secretary of the Society.

The Angela Krosik Award for Doctoral Study

The Anglo-Austrian Society proposes to make a further award for doctoral study, funded from the Angela Krosik Bequest. The award is available from the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year. Applications can be submitted from 15 May 2021. The closing date for applications is 10 July 2021.

Eligibility

1. The award is for a full-time student who is a British or an Austrian citizen and who is registered for doctoral study at a university in the United Kingdom.
2. The award is for doctoral research on a topic related to Austria.
3. The award may be used for tuition fees or maintenance, or to assist with research costs
(e.g. travel, cost of materials).

Value of the Award

4. The value of the award is £10,000 per annum.
5. The award will be paid in two equal instalments in each academic year, the first payable on
1st October and the second on 30th April.

Conditions

6. The intention is that the award will be held by the same full-time doctoral student for a maximum of three years, or until the completion of the third full year of full-time doctoral study, provided that the student’s progress is deemed by The Anglo-Austrian Society to be satisfactory.
7. Renewal of the award for the second or for the third year will be conditional on written confirmation to the Society by the awardholder’s supervisor before the beginning of the following year (i) that the student has made satisfactory progress with their research, and
(ii) that it is anticipated that the research will be completed within the period of the award.
8. The name of the holder of the award will be published in the Society’s Newsletter.
9. From the second year of registration, the awardholder of the award will be invited to give a talk on their research to members of the Anglo-Austrian Society. The awardholder will also be expected to write an account of the research being undertaken, to be published in the Society’s Newsletter.

Application process

10. An application for the award should be submitted as a pdf document and sent by email to
the office of The Anglo-Austrian Society – enquiries@angloaustrian.org.uk – using the subject line, Doctoral Award.
11. The closing date for applications is 10 July 2021.
12. The application must include:

  • Name of applicant and contact details
  • Details of educational background relevant to this application
  • A description of the focus and the scope of the proposed doctoral study
  • Details of research already undertaken relating to the proposed doctoral study
  • The name of the university at which the applicant is (or will be) registered; the faculty and department (or equivalent)
  • The names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should, if possible, be the applicant’s academic supervisor for the proposed study
  • A reference from a member of academic staff who is familiar with the applicant’s recent academic work (ideally the applicant’s supervisor for the proposed study)

13. The successful applicant will be contacted by 31 August 2021.

Origin of the bequest

Angela Krosik was born in 1924 in St Johann-Köppling, in south east Styria, about thirty kilometers from Graz. She settled in the UK in 1947, where she died in 2005. Assets from her estate which were left to The Anglo-Austrian Society have been used to establish this award for doctoral study, which bears her name.

Otto Harpner Stipendien

Die Anglo-Austrian Society (AAS) verwaltet einen Fond, der in Erinnerung an Otto Harpner, den ersten Sekretär dieser Gesellschaft gegründet wurde. Man will dadurch seinem Gründerwerk der Gesellschaft gedenken, und sich um die Weiterverfolgung seiner Ziele bemühen.

Zweck

Stipendien aus dem Otto Harpner Fond werden als Kostenzuschuß zu einem Kurzbesuch nach Österreich (oder umgekehrt, für österreichische Ansuchende zum Besuch nach Großbritannien) zu folgenden Zwecken verliehen:

  • Besuch eines Intensiv-Sprachkurses (Deutsch oder Englisch)
  • Spezifische Studien (zum Beispiel Musik, Kunst oder Architektur)
  • Forschung oder spezifische kulturelle oder kommerzielle Aktivitätem, die Beziehungen zwischen Österreich und Großbritannien fördern können.

Obwohl Anträgen in diesen Bereichen normalerweise der Vorrang gegeben wird, so ist obige Liste keineswegs ausschließlich. Bewerbungen, deren Zwecke sich deutlich mit denen des Fonds und den Zielen der Gesellschaft decken, sind stets willkommen.

Bedingungen für die Verleihung von Stipendien

  1. BewerberInnen müssen mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein und entweder in Großbritannien oder in Österreich wohnhaft sein.
  2. BewerberInnen müssen aber zum Zeitpunkt ihres Ansuchens nicht unbedingt Mitglied der Anglo-Austrian Society sein.
  3. Die Höhe des Stipendiums liegt im Ermessen der AAS und beläuft sich normalerweise auf ungefähr £500.
  4. BewerberInnen müssen für die Kosten ihrer Reiseversicherung selbst aufkommen.
  5. Das Stipendium wird noch vor der Reise als Pauschalsumme in Form eines Schecks oder per Banküberweisung, nach Erhalt bei der Sekretärin der AAS entsprechender Unterlagen (z.B. Bestätigungen von Kursbuchung, Flug oder Unterkunft), übermittelt.
  6. Die AAS übernimmt keinerlei Verantwortung für spätere zusätzliche Kosten.
  7. In je einem Kalendarjahr, kann man nur für ein einziges Projekt einreichen.
  8. Erfolgreiche BewerberInnen können weitere Ansuchen um Unterstützung an den Fond stellen, normalerweise wird der Zuschuss aber für nicht mehr als einen Besuch gewährt.
  9. Die AAS übernimmt keine Garantie, für die Richtigkeit von Reiseinformation, die möglicherweise von Mitgliedern der AAS erteilt wird. Bewerber sollten sich um solche Information an professionelle Organisationen wenden.
  10. Es wird von StipendiatInnen erwartet, dass sie einen kurzen Bericht über ihren Aufenthalt verfassen und diesen binnen eines Kalendermonats nach ihrer Rückkehr von ihrem Besuch dem Sekretariat der AAS unterbreiten. Solche Berichte können nach Ermessen der Gesellschaft ganz oder teilweise in deren Zeitschrift veröffentlicht werden.
  11. Eine Liste der gegenwärtigen Otto Harpner StipendiatInnen wird üblicherweise in der Zeitschrift der Anglo-Austrian Society veröffentlicht.

Bewerbungsvorgang

Das Antragsformular (nur auf englisch) kann von der AAS Web-Site heruntergeladen werden (siehe oben). Bewerbungen per E-Mail werden bevorzugt. BewerberInnen werden normalerweise binnen zwei Monaten nach dem Zeitpunkt des Eingangs des Antrags bei der Sekretärin der Anglo-Austrian Society vom Resultat ihrer Bewerbung unterrichtet.

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