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

  • Chiara Bonfiglioli

    Newfelpro post-doctoral Fellow in History and Gender Studies, Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

    EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2016 – July 2017)
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  • Irinia Borogan

    Deputy editor, Agentura.ru

    Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue
    (November - December 2016)
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  • Andrew Brandel

    PhD in Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – March 2017)
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  • Aspen Brinton

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy and International Studies, Boston College

    Visiting Fellow
    (October – December 2016)
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  • Filipe Calvao

    Assistant Professor , Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2016)
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  • Holly Case

    Associate Professor of History, Brown University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • León Castellanos-Jankiewicz

    PhD candidate in International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2016)
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  • Timothy Colton

    Professor and Chair, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2016)
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  • Evgeny Dobrenko

    Professor and Head, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies; Co-Director, Prokhorov Centre, University of Sheffield

    EURIAS Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Kevin Fredy Hinterberger

    PhD candidate in Law, University of Vienna, ÖAW DOC Fellowship

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October – December 2016)
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  • Natalija Jakubova

    Senior researcher, State Institute of Art Studies, Moscow

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2016)
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  • Walter Kemp

    Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

    Visiting Fellow
    (November 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Erika A. Kiss

    Associate Research Scholar, Director, University Center for Human Values Film Forum, Princeton University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – July 2017)
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  • Piotr Koryś

    Adjunct Professor of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw

    Bronislaw Geremek Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Bilyana Kourtasheva

    Post-Doc in Theory and History of Literature, New Bulgarian University, Sofia

    Krzysztof Michalski Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – January 2017)
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  • Piotr Kubasiak

    PhD candidate in Catholic Theology, University of Vienna

    Bronislaw Geremek Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Börries Kuzmany

    ÖAW APART Fellow, Institute for Modern and Contemporary History, Austrian Academy of Science

    Visiting Fellow
    (July – December 2016)
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  • Iva Lučić

    PhD in History, University of Uppsala

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (August – December 2016)
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  • Jan-Werner Müller

    Professor of Politics, Princeton University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Alexandru Polgár

    Editor, IDEA Design & Print Publishing, Cluj-Napoca

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2016)
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  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld

    Faculty of Artes Liberales, Warsaw University; The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw; former Foreign Minister of Poland

    Sheptyts’kyi Senior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September – December 2016)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Fellow, Legatum Institute, London

    Ukraine in European Dialogue Visiting Fellow
    (January 2016 – December 2017)
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  • Andrei Soldatov

    Russian investigative journalist; editor, agentura.ru

    Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue
    (November–December 2016)
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  • Ezgi Yildiz

    PhD in International Relations/International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Swiss?
    (September – December 2016)
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  • Yulia Zhuchokova

    PhD candidate in World Politics and International Relations, National Research Tomsk State University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2016 – March 2017)
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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

  • Andrew W. Mellon East-Central European Research Visiting Fellowships

    The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the IWM jointly awarded Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The three-month fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invited scholars from Eastern and Central Europe to work in Vienna on research projects of their choice.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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