since 2016 Austrian Zukunftsfonds, Principal Investigator, Seed Project ‘Crisis of Asylum Politics as Opportunity for Local Democracy?’ – knowledge and practices of urban diversity in multi-level governance
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