- Fulbright Award (1987)
Gustav Bayerle was a professor emeritus of near eastern languages and cultures and a professor emeritus of central Eurasian studies at the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he came to the United States as a refugee immigrant in 1956 after the Hungarian revolution. The following year, he was admitted to the University of Rochester and graduated with his B.A. in 1960. Bayerle went on to earn his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1966. Bayerle joined IU’s faculty in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in 1966 where he served for three decades teaching the Turkish Ottoman Empire and early Hungarian history. During his time at IU, he served as ten years as the department chair and as the director of the IU Institute of Hungarian Studies. Bayerle also served as president and editor of the Turkish Studies Association Bulletin and secretary for the American Research Institute in Turkey. He retired from IU in 1999 as a respected scholar, mentor, and leader within the Turkish Studies Association of North America. Bayerle passed away on October 16, 2016.