Fellowships

  • Albert Hirschman Senior Visiting Fellowships

    The Albert Hirschman Fellowship is given to distinguished senior scholars, who have contributed to re-framing some of the major questions in social sciences.
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  • 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.
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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.
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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 PhD candidates in the humanities or social sciences.
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  • Jan Patočka 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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  • 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 public as well as to develop or intensify their media presence in the West.
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  • Ukraine in European Dialogue Fellowships

    This junior fellowship program aims to support the research of Ukrainian scholars who are completing or have recently completed doctoral studies in a Ukrainian institution of higher education.
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Recent Transit online Articles:

  • Countrering Fake News… with Fake Expertise?

    The Czech state has set out to fight for the truth and against disinformation using untrustworthy representatives, inspired by a controversial think tank that employs problematic methods. To oppose a disinformation campaign by Russia based on spreading fake news, we have the fake expertise of a think tank that exerts influence on the state administration. Under such circumstances it is not surprising that a center that was meant to confront Russian propaganda has thus far managed only to defend its own existence.
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  • Shedding Light on Corruption: A Small Romanian Victory

    “We see you”. This short message, projected on a building near the Romanian government's headquarters, was the main message from hundreds of thousands of people to their politicians. At 9 PM local time, on Sunday, 5 February 2017, some 250,000 people turned on their mobile phones' flashlights, in a symbolic gesture of “shedding light on corruption”. A total of 600,000 people gathered in Romania that night, making it the largest protest movement in the country since 1989.
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  • From Theresienstadt to Santa Teresa: The Inexpressible in the Last Novels of W.G. Sebald and Roberto Bolaño

    Consciously or not, nearing the end of their lives both authors felt that they should go straight to the "heart of darkness" in their next work. In the middle of the 1990s, when each of the two had already achieved considerable literary recognition and as the end of 20th century drew near, they took up subjects with a link to mass violence and death and created works of dark gravity which obsessively circle around a kind of black hole that gradually sucks in the characters and the readers.
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  • Washington Has Sealed Aleppo’s Fate

    In recent months, the diplomatic posturing in Washington about a cease-fire in Aleppo barely obscured its acquiescence in Bashar al-Assad’s winning the war before the end of the Obama administration. The fall of Aleppo makes us examine who we are. Despite generally honest media coverage, an international mobilization for the besieged city never materialized.
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  • What Lessons Can European Leaders Learn from Trump’s Victory?

    As the news about the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential elections have shocked many in Europe, it is high time for European leaders to learn lessons from the outcome of these elections and – to quote Winston Churchill – not let a good crisis go to waste.
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Publications

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IWMpost 118
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IWMpost 118

Contents From the Fellows The Shipwrecked Mind / by Mark Lilla A Majority of ‘Deplorables’? / by Jan-Werner Müller China is Ready to Build Putin’s Firewall / by Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov International Law and Multinormativity ...

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Heft 49: Grenzen der Toleranz / Charles Taylors Landkarte
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Heft 49: Grenzen der Toleranz / Charles Taylors Landkarte

Herbst 2016 Grenzen der Toleranz Editorial Shalini Randeria Europa dezentrieren María do Mar Castro Varela »Your Body is a Battleground« Die Burkini-Affäre, das barbarische Europa und der weibliche Körper Luiza Bialasiewicz Die Geopolitik der Sichtbarkeit Grenzen der Toleranz in der europäischen Stadt Iva Lučić Die politische Aufwertung der ...

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Die Ermordung einer Stadt namens Stanislau. NS-Vernichtungspolitik in Polen 1939-1945
5 Paul Celan Translation Program

Die Ermordung einer Stadt namens Stanislau. NS-Vernichtungspolitik in Polen 1939-1945

[Знищення міста на ім’я Станиславів] Translated into Polish by Halyna Petrosanyak Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2014 75 Jahre Massenmord am jüdischen Friedhof von Stanislau – das Massaker vom 12.10.1941 gilt heute als Beginn der „Endlösung“ im „Generalgouvernement“ –, ...

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Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe
3 BooksMiloš Vec, Thomas Hippler

Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

'Peace' is often simplistically assumed to be war's opposite, and as such is not examined closely or critically idealized in the literature of peace studies, its crucial role in the justification of war is often ...

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Citizens in Europe: Essays on Democracy, Constitutionalism and European Integration
3 BooksClaus Offe, Ulrich Preuß

Citizens in Europe: Essays on Democracy, Constitutionalism and European Integration

This interdisciplinary collection of essays by a constitutionalist and a political sociologist examines how fragmented societies can be held together by appropriate and effective constitutional arrangements providing for bonds of democratic citizenship. Exploring the political order ...

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The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity
3 BooksCharles Taylor, Charles Taylor

The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity

In seminal works ranging from Sources of the Self to A Secular Age, IWM Permanent Fellow Charles Taylor has shown how we create possible ways of being, both as individuals and as a society. In ...

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