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 100Visiting Fellows, Junior Visiting Fellows and Guests from all over the world 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 1300 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.

 

  • 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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  • 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 for Application :
    March 18, 2018
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • Jan Patočka Fellowships

    This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster groundbreaking research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 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.
    Deadline for Application:
    February 24, 2018
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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.
    Deadline for Application:
    March 18, 2018
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  • Russia in Global Dialogue Fellowships

    Russia in Global Dialogue Fellowship
    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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Open Calls

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

  • 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 for Application :
    March 18, 2018
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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.
    Deadline for Application:
    February 24, 2018
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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.
    Deadline for Application:
    March 18, 2018
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Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Erika Abrams

    Freelance translator, Paris

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2018)
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  • Clemena Antonova

    Senior Teaching and Research Fellow, University of Sofia

    Visiting Fellow
    (February – April 2018)
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  • Sofie Bedford

    Researcher, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Affiliated researcher, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2017 – February 2018)
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  • Kristof Bender

    Deputy Chairman, European Stability Initiative (ESI), Berlin

    Visiting Fellow
    (December 2017 – December 2020)
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  • Tobias Bernet

    PhD candidate in History, Free University of Berlin

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2018)
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  • Philipp Blom

    Author, translator, journalist and historian, Vienna

    Visiting Fellow
    (October 2017 – February 2018)
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  • Judit Bodnar

    Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest

    Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2018)
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  • Elena Chepel

    Research Fellow, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences; Lecturer, School of Advanced Studies for the Humanities, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow

    Alexander Herzen Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2018)
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  • G. Daniel Cohen

    Professor of History and French Studies, Rice University, Houston

    EURIAS Visiting Fellow
    (October 2017 – July 2018)
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  • Galina Dondukova

    Senior research assistant in Cultural studies, East Siberia State University of Technology and Management, Ulan-Ude

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2018)
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  • Zuzana Hudáková

    PhD candidate in International Relations and Political Science, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (November 2017 – March 2018)
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  • Maxim Kantor

    Russian painter, writer and essayist, Moscow, London and Berlin

    Visiting Fellow, Russia in Global Dialogue Fellowships
    (February 2018)
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  • Ling Li

    Professor of Law, Vienna

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2017 – March 2018)
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  • Ulrike Lunacek

    Former Vice President of the European Parliament

    Visiting Fellow
    (December 2017 – June 2018)
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  • Alexandru Moise

    PhD candidate in Political Economy, Central European University, Budapest

    CEU Junior Visiting Fellow
    (February – June 2018)
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  • Moishe Postone

    Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Modern History and the College Center for Jewish Studies, University of Chicago; Co-Director, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2017 – June 2018)
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  • Yuri Radchenko

    Lecturer, Institute of Oriental Studies and International Relations, Kharkiv Collegium

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – June 2018)
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  • Milos Resimic

    PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics, Central European University, Budapest

    CEU Junior Visiting Fellow
    (February – June 2018)
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  • Mikhail Semenov

    Senior teacher in Russian History, Belgorod National Research University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2018)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    PhD in Political Science

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January 2016 – July 2018)
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  • Elena Shirlina

    Senior lecturer in German language, Belgorod National Research University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2018)
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  • Kylie Thomas

    Research Associate, Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa

    EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2017 – June 2018)
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  • Marek Tomin

    Freelance translator, journalist, documentary producer, Prague

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (January – March 2018)
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  • Gerrit Wiesmann

    Freelance journalist and writer, Berlin

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (January – March 2018)
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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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