2016-2018 Austrian Zukunftsfonds, Principal Investigator, Seed Project ‘Institutional Crisis as Opportunity for Local Democracy?’ – knowledge in practices of urban diversity

2013 Mellon & Endeavour European Conference, conception, presentation, travel grant , University of Chicago, Paris.

2011-12 Johnson Endeavour Foundation Grant for European Visiting Scholars, University of Chicago

2010-11 Marshall Plan Anniversary Chair, University of New Orleans, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

2010 EU’s strategy for the Danube region: multi-level governance in Central Eastern Europe. Report to European Commission, Austrian Institute for Regional Studies & Spatial Planning ÖIR.

2007–2008 FWF – Austrian Science Fund, London School of Economics: Schroedinger post-doc grant, ‘Contemporary theories of European urban politics’.

2006 EU-RTN Marie Curie Training Network, London School of Economics: ‘Urban Europe – between Identity and Change’.

2005-2006 EU-Marie CurieTransfer of Knowledge program, Bauhaus-University Weimar: ‘Media City’ conception of interdisciplinary coooperation, urban sociology, architecture, media studies.

2003-2005 Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute, Florence, Research Collaborator of Prof. Michael Keating:

(1) EU-FP6 project, ‘Euroreg: changing interests and identities in European border regions’ national partner for case of Austria; comparative research design (6 international partners, 9 case studies);

(2) Regional integration in the Alps;

(3) European cross-border regions;

(4) Minority nationalism in Austria and Germany;

(5) Urban governance and cultural regeneration in Bilbao’;

(6) 3 1/2 year – Ph.D. grant,

(7) Field research grant, Berlin;

(8) Thesis publication grant

2003-4 Municipal Council of Vienna, Austria: MA 7 research grant + dissertation support grant: ‘Urban culture and institutional transformation: Vienna Museumsquartier’.

2003 Travel Grant, Oesterreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft, EURA-Conference

2001 EU-Socrates Exchange Grant for Scholars from European University Institute Florence, Humboldt University Berlin

2001-2002 Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Austria; SCAN/Wohnbund Graz:Haus der Zukunft: What is so beautiful about the one family home?’ – life-style of housing.

1999-2000 Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), The Economist Publishing Group, London: Austria Country Forecasts – 5 quarterly publications on market and political conditions for international investors.

1998 Institute of Industrial Sciences (IWI), Vienna: (1) Austrian transport economy (Federal Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure); (2) Health care cluster Lower Austria (Regional Government of Lower Austria); (3) Economic clusters in Vienna (Association of Austrian Industry)

1997 Grant, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, UN-Internship New York

1995-6 Postgraduate-Grant (University of Amsterdam), Austrian Federal Ministry of Science

1992-3 ERASMUS Grant, ‘Mention Bien’ (best ranking of class), Law Faculty, University Aix-Marseille


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