Fellowships

  • Alexander Herzen Junior Fellowships

    This program is open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the humanities or social sciences from several districts of the Russian Federation.
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  • Bronisław Geremek Junior and Senior Fellowships

    To commemorate the Polish scholar, intellectual and politician Bronisław Geremek the IWM awards fellowships to Polish researchers studying Polish national heritage in the context of the European tradition.
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  • CEU Junior Fellowships

    The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and the IWM are jointly awarding fellowships to young researchers in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in a doctoral program at the CEU.
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  • EURIAS Junior and Senior Fellowships

    The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes.
    Deadline: June 5, 2015
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  • Graduate Institute Junior Visiting Fellowships

    The joint fellowship programme of the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the IWM supports PhD students and young doctoral graduates who would like to pursue research as Junior Visiting Fellows at the IWM.
    Deadline: October 31, 2015
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  • Hebrew University Junior Fellowships

    The European Forum at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the IWM jointly award six-month Junior Visiting Fellowships to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities or social sciences.
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  • Jan Patočka Junior and Senior Fellowships

    This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster research inspired by Jan Patočka’s thought and committed to his legacy. The fellowships enable Czech researchers to work on a project of their own choice.

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  • Józef Tischner Junior Fellowships
    for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

    In memoriam Józef Tischner, founding President of the IWM, fellowships are awarded to junior researchers from Poland and young Polish-American scholars.
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  • Junior Fellowship for Scholars from Ukraine

    This program supports research on the intellectual, cultural, social and political legacies of Europe in the history of Ukraine. Doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from Ukraine are eligible to apply.
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  • Krzysztof Michalski Fellowships

    In memory and honor of its founding Rector, Krzysztof Michalski, the IWM has established a new fellowship program consisting of one senior and two junior positions in the fields of continental philosophy or religion.
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  • Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists

    This program offers experienced journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice, which addresses issues of European relevance.

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  • ÖAW Fellowships

    Each year several PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers who have been selected by the DOC, DOC-team and APART programs of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) are offered research residencies at the IWM.
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  • Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators

    The Paul Celan Fellowships support East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical texts as well as contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies.
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  • Russia in Global Dialogue Fellowships

    Scholars and publicists from Russia are invited to spend some months at the IWM in order to engage in a dialogue with the Institute's community and the broader publich as well as to develop or intensify their media presence in the West.
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Recent Tr@nsit Online Articles

  • When Empires Collapse – Reflections on the Crisis in Ukraine

    Despite the many obvious differences, the current turmoil in the Middle East and the Ukrainian crisis have something in common: both reflect the problematic legacies left behind when centuries-old empires collapse and the successor states appear less stable and viable than originally imagined.
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  • 70 Years After: Russia’s Uses of the Past

    Seventy years after the end of World War II the fight for hegemony in Europe continues – disguised as a conflict of historical master narratives. The beginning of the current round of memory wars in the post-Soviet space can be dated back to 2005, when the 60th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany turned into a loyalty test for the politicians of neighbouring countries. With Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing struggle over Ukraine, the celebration of the 70th anniversary has become even more divisive. We publish three articles that help understand the peculiarities of the Kremlin’s geopolitics of memory.
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  • Life after Death

    A reflection on the phenomenological problem of death, history, and writing in Patocka, Heidegger, and Derrida.
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  • Ein Historiker im “Information-War”: Karl Schlögel im Interview

    Die russische Annexion der Krim und der "unerklärte Krieg" in der Ukraine haben selbst Experten überrascht. So auch den Historiker und Russland-Kenner Karl Schlögel. Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin verfolge heute eine völkische Politik, die an das "Dritte Reich" erinnert, sagte er in einem Interview.
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Publications

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Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent
1 BooksTom Junes

Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent

Student Politics in Communist Poland tackles the topic of student political activity under a communist regime during the Cold War. It discusses both the communist student organizations as well as oppositional, independent, and apolitical student ...

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Demokracja: Przepraszamy za usterki
1 BooksIvan Krastev

Demokracja: Przepraszamy za usterki

Poczucie kryzysu demokracji wydaje się dziś powszechne – kłopoty integracji Unii Europejskiej, oligarchizacja polityki w USA, efektywność gospodarcza reżimów autorytarnych i rosnąca niechęć do tradycyjnych partii, liderów politycznych i samych państw sprzyjają wizjom schyłku świata ...

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The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin: Selected Essays
4 Paul Celan Translation ProgramEric Voegelin

The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin: Selected Essays

Translated into Czech by Jan Frei Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2014 Výbor z pozdních textů, v nichž se Voegelin silněji než ve svých dřívějších pracích soustředí na individuální zkušenost transcendence a její symbolizaci. Ústředním tématem jsou tedy na jedné straně ...

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Origins of Totalitarianism
4 Paul Celan Translation ProgramHannah Arendt

Origins of Totalitarianism

Translated into Makedonian by Katerina Josifoska Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2012 The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial ...

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