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.
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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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  • 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: September 28, 2015
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Recent Tr@nsit Online Articles

  • What the West Gets Wrong About Russia

    Vladimir V. Putin finds his name emblazoned on nearly every page of the myriad memos and papers struggling to understand the mind-set driving Russia’s strategic behavior. To understand Mr. Putin, the thinking goes, is to understand Russia. But is that quite right?
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  • The Polish Presidential Election: A Victory for the “Radicals”?

    The surprise defeat of the Polish president Bronisław Komorowski by the Law and Justice candidate Andrzej Duda suggests a return of the reactionary and parochial politics of the Kaczynski era. Social scientist Magdalena Nowicka discusses where Komorowski and the Civic Platform went wrong, and whether this is a taste of things to come in the Polish parliamentary elections in October.
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  • Macedonia at the Crossroads

    For all the worries over the current crisis in Skopje, there is reason for optimism. What everyone should hope for is not a revolution, but a reasonable compromise — one that will be acceptable not only to political leaders but also to the citizens who mistrust these same leaders. The elevator should move again, and best if it moves in the direction of Brussels.
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  • How Women Survived Post-Communism (and Didn’t Laugh)

    The situation for women in societies caught up in the post-'89 transition is complicated, notes Slavenka Drakulic. On the one hand, they now stand to lose rights that were, at least formally, established during the communist regime. On the other hand, women's position in society has been undermined everywhere in Europe – in East and West alike. The financial crisis has struck hard, and – as so often – women have been struck harder.
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Publications

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Black Earth. The Holocaust as History and Warning
3 BooksTimothy Snyder

Black Earth. The Holocaust as History and Warning

In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new ...

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Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent
3 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
3 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
5 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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IWMpost 115
IWMpost Archive

IWMpost 115

Contents Lectures and Debates Entrechtung & Verrechtlichung: Entpolitisierung der Demokratie? / von Shalini Randeria IWM Lectures in Human Sciences / Report by Magdalena Nowicka Jan Patočka Memorial Lecture / Tischner Debate Change of the Guard Three Photos / by János Mátyás ...

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Origins of Totalitarianism
5 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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Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism
5 Paul Celan Translation ProgramJudith Butler

Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism

Translated into Polish by Michał Filipczuk Paul Celan Visiting Fellow 2014 Judith Butler follows Edward Said's late suggestion that through a consideration of Palestinian dispossession in relation to Jewish diasporic traditions a new ethos can be forged ...

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Heft 45: Maidan – Die unerwartete Revolution
TransitKlaus Nellen, Tatiana Zhurzhenko

Heft 45: Maidan - Die unerwartete Revolution

Sommer 2014 Gastherausgeberin: Tatiana Zhurzhenko Nach dem Scheitern der Orangen Revolution von 2004 schien die Ukraine abgeschrieben – bei den eigenen Bürgern und in der Welt. Doch von Ende 2013 bis ins Frühjahr 2014 protestierten Hunderttausende Ukrainer auf ...

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Research