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.
Upcoming calls will be announced in due time.

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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  • Ekaterina Borozdina

    Senior research fellow in Sociology, National Research Tomsk State University

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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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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  • Holly Case

    Associate Professor of History, Brown University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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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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  • Tetiana Kalenychenko

    PhD candidate in Cultural and Religious studies, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (February – July 2017)
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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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  • Marta Králiková

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Comenius University, Bratislava

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – May 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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  • Andrei Kurkov

    Ukrainian novelist

    Sheptytsk’kyi Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Uliana Movchan

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (February – July 2017)
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  • Jan-Werner Müller

    Professor of Politics, Princeton University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2016 – June 2017)
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  • Soli Özel

    Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul; columnist, Habertürk Daily newspaper

    Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue
    (February - March 2017)
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  • Ingo Petz

    Freelance journalist, author, Berlin

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow´
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Andrii Portnov

    Visiting Professor, Department of Slavic Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January – February 2017)
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  • Leyla Safta-Zecheria

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Central European University, Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – March 2017)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January 2016 – December 2017)
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  • Ondřej Slačálek

    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Charles University, Prague

    Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Nataliya Snyadanko

    Freelance author and translator, Lviv

    Paul Celan Visitng Fellow
    (February – June 2017)
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  • Gáspár Miklós Tamás

    Professor of Philosophy, Budapest

    Visiting Fellow
    (January – July 2017)
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  • Elena Trubina

    Philosopher, cultural anthropologist, Ural Federal University, Institute of Social and Political Studies, Ekaterinburg

    Alexander Herzen Visiting Fellow
    (February – July 2017)
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  • Alexandra Yatsyk

    Director, Centre for Cultural Studies of post-Socialism, Kazan Federal University; Visiting Researcher, Сentre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Uppsala, Sweden

    Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – June 2017)
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  • Yulia Zhuchkova

    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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