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

Born in St Johann-Köppling in 1924, Angela Krosik 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 The Angela Krosik Award for doctoral study. This award supports one student for doctoral research on a topic related to Austria. British or Austrian citizens (or exceptionally, of another nationality) who are registered (or intend to register) for doctoral study at a higher education institution in the United Kingdom, are eligible to apply.

The Angela Krosik Award is normally offered on a triennial basis. It is anticipated that the next award will be available from the academic year 2021/22. The closing date for applications for the next award will be displayed on the Society’s website during the academic year 2020/21.

The intention is that the award is held by the same full-time doctoral student for a maximum of three years or until the completion of the final year of full-time doctoral study. Continuation of the award after the first year is conditional on written confirmation being submitted to the Society by the award holder’s main supervisor before the beginning of each successive academic year, that the research is progressing satisfactorily, and that it is anticipated that the award holder’s doctoral study will be completed within the period for which the award is made.

Provided that the evidence of progress is deemed satisfactory by the Society, the award holder will receive up to £10,000 for each year of full-time study. The award may be used for tuition fees or maintenance, or to assist with research costs (e.g. travel, cost of materials). The amount of the award is reviewed periodically by the Society.

The award is paid in two equal instalments in each academic year, the first instalment paid on 1st October and the second on 1st April.

Applications for The Angela Krosik Award should be sent by post to the Secretary, The Anglo-Austrian Society, 60 Brimmers Hill, Widmer End, High Wycombe, HP15 6NP.

The application should provide a summary of the topic and the scope of the proposed doctoral study, the name of the university at which the applicant is (or intends to be) registered, and the names of two referees, one of whom should be the applicant’s academic supervisor for the proposed doctoral study. The proposal must include a bibliography, a summary of previous relevant research undertaken, a clear draft chapter plan, the expected knowledge gain, method details and information about intended study visits.

From the second year of registration, the holder of the award will be invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society to make a short presentation about their research. The award holder is also required to write an account of the research being undertaken which can be published in the Society’s Newsletter.

The name of the holder of The Angela Krosik Award will be published in the Society’s Newsletter.

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.