Fulfilling the Fulbright: James Savage’s Teaching and Research Award

James Savage will be teaching and conducting research at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna for Spring 2017 semester. The Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies award, will allow professor Savage to teach courses on U.S. Foreign Policy and Failed States and State Building, while conducting research on Funding for Research and Development in Austria.

The Academy was founded in 1754 as the Oriental Academy to train diplomats for the Habsburg monarchy. It later became the Consular Academy and in 1964, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. In 1996 an independent public training institution.

The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna describes itself as "a postgraduate professional school, dedicated to preparing talented university and college graduates for international careers and positions of leadership in international organizations, the EU, in public service and in international business." They focus on international relations, political science, international and EU law, economics, history and languages.

Savage's research includes comparative budgetary, fiscal, and macroeconomic policy with an emphasis on the United States, the European Union, Iraq and Japan. He is particularly interested in the development of macrobudgetary rules, procedures, and institutions in these countries, and how they influence fiscal outcomes.

In addition to his research, Savage’s service to the University includes serving as Executive Assistant to the President for Federal Relations, Assistant Vice President for Research and Federal Relations and Director, Masters of Administration and Mid-Career Programs.

Additional information on the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
Additional information of the Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies award.



James Savage

Info Session: New Interdisciplinary M.A. Program in European Studies

Is Europe in Your Future? Make it Happen!

Find out more! Come to an Information Session:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28th : 5-6 pm, New Cabell Hall 291
  • Monday, April 10th: 5-6 pm, New Cabell Hall 349

The University of Virginia’s new M.A. program in European Studies — with a 4+1 B.A./M.A. option — trains students to think across disciplines and cultures and apply a diverse array of methodologies to the study of Europe in a global framework.

This program offers an intense, scholarly environment, includng one semester of study in Europe, that will challenge students and position them to be more successful in finding their place in the global workforce.

Now accepting applications for fall 2017 enrollment. The deadline is May 1st.

 Attention 3rd year UVA students: To qualify for the 4+1 BA/MA program,

you should apply now during the spring semester of your 3rd year.

Visit our program website: http://europeanstudies.as.virginia.edu/

For more information contact:
Professor Janet Horne, Director of European Studies at jhorne@virginia.edu.

Graduate and Post Doctoral Funding Opportunities

Internal and External funding opportunities are exploding. Recent internal ooportunities include:

Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship:
Deadline: Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., March 10, 2017

Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship:
Deadline: Applications are due by 5:00 p.m., March 10, 2017

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Awards:
Deadline: The summer 2017 award cycle will open in late Winter 2017

For additional external opportunities click here.

And don’t forget the Quandt Fund and


Teach-In on Refugees, Migration, and Borders

Teach-InAs part of a nationwide teach-in on Refugees, Migration, and Borders, University of Virginia faculty from the Department of Politics, School of Law Department of History, Department of Religious Studies, and others will conduct a one-day program to familiarize students and our community in the state of the world’s borders, recent U.S. immigration policy changes, and international migration.

The event will be held in Ruffner Hall G008 (Curry School of Education building) on Wednesday, February 8th 1:00-3:30. The program will begin with a Panel Discussion from 1:00-2:00, followed by a Question and Answer period with professors from 2:00-3:00. Refreshments will be served.

David Leblang (Politics)
Jennifer Rubenstein (Politics)
Richard Schragger (Law School)
Rachel Potter (Politics)
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner (Politics)
Lucila Figueroa (Politics)
Sandip Sukhtankar (Economics)
James Loeffler (History)
Sahar Akhtar (Philosophy)
Murad Idris (Politics)

Quandt International Grant for Political Science Research Abroad

William QuandtApplication Information

For complete application and submission details go to the Quandt Fund site.

Deadline for this year is March 3, 2017.


Grants of up to $3000 are made to:

  • Politics students, undergraduate and graduate, for international study in any region or country, including structured programs and individual research;
  • Politics faculty, for research abroad.

Grants can be used from May to December of the year of award, and recipients are expected to submit a brief report on their field experience within two months of their return.