Freud Foundation U.S.

The key objective of the Freud Foundation U.S., which was founded in New York in 2006, is to inform the public about the life, work and era of Sigmund Freud and about the effects of this life and work on society, art and culture. This aim is put into action in the support and execution of various projects around the world. The Foundation’s activities include conferences, exhibitions, symposiums and studies promoting the international transfer of knowledge pertaining to psychoanalysis.

Fundraising is an expressly stated mission of the Foundation, and one of its primary objectives is to financially assist organizations in the USA, Austria and other countries whose work involves Sigmund Freud and the impact of psychoanalysis on contemporary civilization. Among the institutions to be supported are the Sigmund Freud Museum and the Sigmund Freud Foundation.

The Freud Foundation U.S. and the Sigmund Freud Foundation also engage in scholarly cooperation, researching the influence of psychoanalysis on art, society and culture from the beginning of the last century to the present day. Both institutions understand themselves as interdisciplinary contact and discussion platforms, and they share the goal of promoting an exchange of knowledge between Austria and the USA.
In this endeavor, the Foundation also provides continuing support of academic talent through scholarships and exchange programs, similar to the Freud Fulbright Fellowship, which the Sigmund Freud Foundation awards yearly in cooperation with the Fulbright Commission in Vienna. Among the long-term objectives under consideration is a Sigmund Freud Professorship.
Through cooperation with American universities, the transatlantic dialog is also intensified, engendering a transmission of cultural values. International networking is encouraged through organized tours in which scholars from the USA can visit the setting in which Freud lived and worked in Vienna and meet Austrian researchers.

Since 2008, the Freud Foundation U.S. was able to bring in several major donations and to provide funding for the workshop “Utopia, Human Rights and Gender in 20th Century Europe” at the Sigmund Freud Museum.

Board of Directors

Gregor Medinger (President)
Marjorie Federbush
Rubén Gallo
Stephen Harnik
Franz Jurkowitsch
Emil Mezgolits
Rudolf Scholten
Don Wallace


Freud Foundation U.S. c/o Sigmund Freud Foundation
Berggasse 19
1090 Vienna, Austria
office(at) │ +43-1- 319 1596