Fellowships

  • Albert Hirschman 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 Fellowships

    This program is open to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in the humanities or social sciences from several districts of the Russian Federation.
    Deadline: April 28, 2017
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  • Bronisław Geremek 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 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 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 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: April 15, 2017
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  • Hebrew University Fellowships

    The European Forum at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the IWM jointly award a six-month Junior Visiting Fellowship to PhD candidates in the humanities or social sciences.
    Deadline: April 27, 2017
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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 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.
    Deadline: April 28, 2017
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Recent Transit online Articles:

  • How Eurovision Became the Kremlin’s Mousetrap

    The Kremlin presented Ukraine with two options, both of which were mousetraps. Were Ukraine to allow Samoylova to enter the country, it would violate its own law and tacitly recognize the “Russian status” of Crimea. Were Ukraine to stick to the rule of law and ban her – and this is what happened – it would indirectly tarnish its image as a country that adheres to European values.
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  • Robert Silvers: Just an Editor?

    There are dozens of stories and myths surrounding Bob Silvers: how he worked around the clock, with several shifts of young assistants struggling to keep up; or his Christmas morning or past-midnight phone calls to discuss ‘a dangling modifier’ or a semicolon that he felt should be changed to a full stop. However, the most apt characterization of him is that of the author who doesn’t write. Asked if he wrote at all, his answer was quick and emphatic: ‘No, I just edit."
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  • Dilemmas eines Herausgebers

    Wie kaum ein anderer Zeitschriftenmacher verstand es Robert Silvers, der legendäre Mitgründer des New York Review of Books, Autoren zum Schreiben zu bringen. Er selbst aber schrieb nie. Mit einer Ausnahme: 2009 erschien in Transit sein Essay „Dilemmas eines Herausgebers“. Wir drucken es hier anlässlich seines Todes am 20. März 2017 wieder ab.
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  • Crimea as a Glimpse into a Post-American World

    Fareed Zakaria’s “post-American world” may not be as benign as the author envisaged back in 2008. Other centers of power may follow Russia’s lead and start exploiting the cracks in the international order rather than engage in helping to patch them up.
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Publications

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Culture Class
5 Paul Celan Translation Program

Culture Class

[Clasa Culturală] Translated into Romanian by Alexandru Polgár Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2016   What makes a city successful today? Over the past few decades, artists – and more broadly, clusters of creative people – have become central to ...

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Gender Trouble
5 Paul Celan Translation Program

Gender Trouble

[Vargas dėl lyties. Feminizmas ir tapatybės apvertimas] Translated into Lithuanian by Rima Bertašavičiūtė Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2016 Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex ...

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IWMpost 118
IWMpost Archive

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
TransitPaweł Marczewski, Paweł Marczewski, Shalini Randeria

Heft 49: Grenzen der Toleranz / Charles Taylors Landkarte

Herbst 2016 Anlässlich seines 85. Geburtstags präsentiert das Heft eine Topographie des Oeuvres von Charles Taylor in Gestalt von Gastbeiträgen, in denen seine Wegbegleiter das philosophische Werk und bürgerschaftliche Engagement des großen Denkers aus ihrer persönlichen ...

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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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Research