Fellowship Programs

Apply for a Fellowship at the IWMThe IWM offers a place for research and scholarly debate across borders and disciplines. Its various fellowship programs are thus a fundamental part of the Institute’s work. Each year approximately seventy Visiting Fellows, Junior Visiting Fellows and Guests – mainly from Eastern and Western Europe as well as from North America – are awarded fellowships to pursue their individual research projects while working in residence at the IWM as members of an international and multidisciplinary academic community. The IWM strives to provide conditions that allow the fellows to make significant progress in their research and to profit from the intellectual stimulation of the Institute’s seminars, lectures and other events. Since its inception in 1982, the IWM has hosted more than 1000 scholars, journalists and translators (see list of former fellows and guests).

In addition to the programs listed below, the institute offers a limited number of fellowships on subjects related to its research foci.

 

Open Calls

The majority of IWM fellowships are awarded in open competition, involving calls for application and evaluation by expert juries.

Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • István Csaba Adorján

    PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

    Krzysztof Michalski Junior Visiting Fellow
    (March – August 2016)
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  • Aner Barzilay

    PhD candidate in History, Yale University

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (February – June 2016)
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  • Tobias Berger

    PhD in Politics, Freie Universität Berlin

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – October 2016)
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  • Eloisa Betti

    Post-Doctoral Fellow of History, Culture and Civilization, University of Bologna

    EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2015 – June 2016)
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  • Luiza Bialasiewicz

    Jean Monnet Professor of EU External Relations, University of Amsterdam
    Bronisław Geremek Visiting Fellow
    (October 2015 – July 2016)
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  • Jan Biba

    Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Charles University in Prague

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (April – June 2016)
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  • Maria do Mar Castro Varela

    Professorin für Allgemeine Pädagogik und Soziale Arbeit, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin

    Visiting Fellow
    (October 2015 – August 2016)
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  • Claudie Fioroni

    PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (March - July 2016)
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  • Özge Burcu Günes

    PhD candidate in Development Studies, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (March – July 2016)
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  • Mark von Hagen

    Professor of History, Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Tempe

    Guest
    (June 2016)
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  • Gábor Halmai

    Professor of Law, Department of European Studies; Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

    EURIAS Visiting Fellow
    (September 2015 – June 2016)
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  • Randall Hansen

    Director, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

    Guest
    (June 2016)
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  • David Jenkins

    PhD Graduate, London School of Economics

    Krzysztof Michalski Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2015 – June 2016)
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  • Olya Kazakevich

    PhD candidate in Cultural Studies, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2016)
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  • Jelka Kernev Štrajn

    Translator and literary critic, Ljubljana

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (April – June 2016)
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  • Ella Klik

    PhD candidate, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2016)
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  • Martin Koci

    PhD candidate in Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven

    Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2016)
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  • Valeriya Korablyova

    Dr. habil. in Social Philosophy, Associate Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2015 – June 2016)
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  • Steven Lukes

    Professor of Sociology, New York University

    Krzysztof Michalski Visiting Fellow
    (September 2015 – July 2016)
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  • Vladimir Malakhov

    Director, Center for Political Theory and Applied Political Science, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow

    Alexander Herzen Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2016)
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  • Oksana Mikheieva

    Professor of Sociology, PhD in Historical Science and Head, Department of Sociology, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

    Guest, Ukraine European Dialogue
    (May – June 2016)
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  • Katherine Miller

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Reed College / Portland, OR

    Krzysztof Michalski Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2015 – June 2016)
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  • Martin Pokorný

    Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Charles University, Prague

    Jan Patočka Senior Visiting Fellow
    (April – June 2016)
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  • Till van Rahden

    Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies, Centre Canadien D‘Études Allemandes et Européennes, Université de Montréal

    Visiting Fellow
    (May – July 2016)
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  • Jyotirmaya Sharma

    Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad
    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2015 – June 2016)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Fellow, Legatum Institute, London

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – December 2016)
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  • Marci Shore

    Associate Professor of History, Yale University

    Visiting Fellow
    (May - July 2016)
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  • Daria Skibo

    Research Fellow, Centre for Independent Sociological Research, St. Petersburg

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2016)
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  • Eugen Stancu

    Executive Director of Eurocentrica, Associate Professor, University of Bucharest

    Visiting Fellow
    (May – July 2016)
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  • Maria Teteriuk

    PhD candidate in Mass Communications and senior lecturer in Media Studies, National University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy', Ukraine

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – June 2016)
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Former Fellows and Guests

Since its establishment in 1982, the IWM has hosted more than 1000 Visiting Fellows (VF), Junior Visiting Fellows (JVF) and Guests. As a rule, we state the affiliation they had at the time of their fellowship.

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Former Fellowship Programs

  • Boston College Junior Fellowships

    This Junior fellowship program invited graduate students in the humanities and social sciences from Bosten College to to pursue their dissertation research “in residence” at the IWM.
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  • Boston University Junior Fellowships

    This Junior Visiting Fellowship program offered graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences the opportunity to pursue their dissertation research “in residence” at the IWM. From 2007 to 2014, young scholars from Boston University were invited to spent up to ten months in Vienna.
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  • Körber Fellowships

    This fellowship program, established by the Körber Foundation and the IWM, awarded Visiting Fellowships and Junior Visiting Fellowships on “History and Memory in Europe” in the years 2006-2008.
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  • Robert Bosch Fellowships on South Eastern Europe

    This program addressed junior and senior researchers in the humanities or social sciences, who are affiliated with a research institution in the region and pursue research on South-Eastern Europe.
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  • Tsvetan Stoyanov Fellowships for Bulgarian Scholars

    The program, named after the eminent Bulgarian intellectual, writer and literary historian Tsvetan Stoyanov (1930–1971), awarded fellowships to young Bulgarian researchers in the humanities and social sciences.
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