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Value of the award: € 10,000

The Nick Mueller Scholarship was established by the Innsbruck municipal authority and the Tyrolean regional authority in 2003 in recognition of the achievements of Professor Gordon "Nick" Mueller and is financed in equal amounts by the two sponsors. The scholarship is designed to enable Innsbruck or Tyrolean students to do research at the University of New Orleans.

Prof. Gordon Nick Mueller

There had been close ties between Innsbruck and New Orleans long before they were officially declared twin cities in 1995. The International Summer School in Innsbruck, which has been attended by over 8,000 US students to date, has been in existence since 1976. Professor Mueller was the founder of this successful partnership between the Universities of Innsbruck and New Orleans (UNO). It was his decision to move the University of New Orleans’ six-week summer school from Munich to Innsbruck. That became one of the main foundation stones for the further development of cultural ties between the two cities.

Who decides?

The scholar is selected by the university’s International Office and the UNO partnership manager in the Office of the Rector and, following consultation with the Director of UNO’s Austria Center, the proposal is submitted to the municipal and regional authorities.

Selection process

Eligibility is restricted to Tyrolean students at Innsbruck University with outstanding grades and an adequate command of English who wish to pursue a research project at the University of New Orleans.

The Nick Mueller Fellowship award is made every year in the presence of Professor Mueller in the framework of the official opening of the University of New Orleans’ International Summer School in Innsbruck.

Previous scholarship holders

2016 Theresa Peischer

2015 Hester Alexandra Margreiter

2014 Svenja Grabner

2013 Martina Prugger

2012 Theresa Mairhofer

2011 Christian Scheiner

2010 Michael Fink

2009 Manfred Kohler

2008 Marion Wieser

2007 Meinhard Legerer

2006 Hermann Eberharter

2005 Stefan Fiedrich

2004 Susanne Mettauer

2003 Florian Wimmer


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