2017 Spring Conference Support Scholarship Recipients

The HIF Conference Support Scholarship serves to provide support for talented Hungarians and Americans to share their knowledge and gain new professional experiences by attending conferences, workshops and seminars in Hungary or the US.

The grant was announced in December, 2016 with an application deadline of February 5, 2017. The scholarship amount was be received in early March. Applicants prepared packages with a letter of recommendation, CV, proof of admittance, budget and motivation letter. Applicants could request funding up to $2,000 to cover registration fee and travel expenses, including lodging.

HIF received an extremely high number, 76 applicants in total and selected 16 applicants who are listed below.

 

Name  Affiliation Conference  Title of presentation  Scholarship granted 
Anna Boldog BOOKR Kids Amerikai Magyar Iskolák Találkozója (AMIT) Utilizing Digital Literacy to Promote Hungarian Children’s Reading in the United States $500
Katalin Budainé Balatoni Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Amerikai Magyar Iskolák Találkozója (AMIT) Development and learning in the family and in schools (Fejlesztés, tanulás a családban és az iskolában) $1,000
Virág Csejdy Hudec Cultural Foundation 14. World Congress on Art Deco László Hudec – the architect of the first skyscraper in Asia $1,000
Ágnes Erőss Geographical Institute Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences Hungarian Academy of Scinces Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers Effects of Ukraine crisis in Transcarpathia: snapshots from the periphery $1,000
Judit Gabos Eszterhazy Karoly University, Eger (Hungary) American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) and the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC) 2017 Kodály and Bartók’s Transylvania, as reflected in their piano works $1,000
Ferenc Gyuris Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Department of Regional Science 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Assocation of Geographers (AAG) & Development Geographies Pre-Meeting Conference Post-transition and post-crisis shifts in geographies in post-Communist contexts: A Hungarian perspective $1,000
Frank Hentshker, PhD Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Graduate Center of the City University of New York The Theatre of Robert Wilson, an Intercontinental and Interdisciplinary Overview The Performace Matrix of Robert Wilson $1,000
Arpad Hornyak University of Pecs American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) and the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC) National self-defence and imperialism. The Balkan policy of István Tisza’s Hungary during World War I $1,000
Tamás Kovács National Archives of Hungary American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) and the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC) 2017 Who Was Hungarian or a Hungarian Citizen Before 1948, According to the Documents of the Ministry of the Interior $1,000
Éva Leiter Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Debrecen Drug Discovery and Therapy World Congress 2017 The Penicillium chrysogenum antifungal protein (PAF) can be a promising antimycotic candidate in the treatment of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis $1,000
Daniel Lippman POLITICO Euroatlantic Cafe The Current State of U.S. Politics $1,500
Christopher Malagisi Conservative Book Club (a division of Salem Media Group) Euroatlantic Cafe The Current Political Climate of the US: Explaining the US Conservative Perspective $1,500
Éva Mártonffyné  Dr. Petrás Állambiztonsági Szolgálatok Történeti Levéltára/Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) and the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC) 2017 Romantic Elements of Hungarian Nationalism and Their Transformation in the Compromise Era $1,000
Ágnes Nagy Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem Amerikai Magyar Iskolák Találkozója (AMIT) Integration from to family to school, from school to family (Integráció családból iskolába, iskolából családba) $1,000
Valter Pfliegler Dept. of Biotechnology and Microbiology, University of Debrecen Evolution 2017 Laboulbeniales ectoparasites of cockroaches: three-gene phylogeny and implications $500
Attila Szabó Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute of the Petőfi Literary Museum Performing arts in Central Europe Traditions and Contemporary Forms of Apartment Theatre in Hungary $1,000