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

  • Suzi Adams

    Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University, Adelaide

    Guest
    (July 2016)
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  • István Csaba Adorján

    PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

    Krzysztof Michalski Junior Visiting Fellow
    (March – August 2016)
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  • Tobias Berger

    PhD in Politics, Freie Universität Berlin

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (January – October 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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  • Masha Gessen

    Journalist, author; Carnegie Millennial Fellow

    Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue
    (July 2016)
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  • Özge Burcu Günes

    PhD candidate in Development Studies, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (March – July 2016)
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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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  • Mark Lilla

    Professor of Humanities, Columbia University

    Guest, Albert Hirschman Fellowship
    (July – August 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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  • Michał Maciej Matlak

    Ph.D. candidate, Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence

    Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow (July – December 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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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Fellow, Legatum Institute, London

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

    Associate Professor of History, Yale University

    Visiting Fellow
    (May - July 2016)
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  • Ovidiu Stanciu

    Teaching assistant in Political Theory, Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (July – September 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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  • Rafał Zawisza

    PhD candidate in Cultural Studies, University of Warsaw

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (July – August 2016)
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  • Serhiy Zhadan

    Author, poet and translator, Ukraine

    Urkaine in European Dialogue Visiting Fellow
    (July 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

  • 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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