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.

 

  • 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: April 28, 2017
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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.
    Deadline: April 28, 2017
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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.
    Deadline: April 15, 2017
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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.
    Deadline: April 27, 2017
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  • Jan Patočka Fellowships

    This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster research inspired by Jan Patočka’s thought and committed to his legacy. 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.
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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.
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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: April 28, 2017
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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.
    Deadline: April 28, 2017
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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.
    Deadline: April 15, 2017
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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.
    Deadline: April 27, 2017
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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 – April 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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  • Karl-Heinz Kohl

    Prof. em., Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

    Visiting Fellow
    (March – July 2017)
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  • Polina Kolozaridi

    Sociologist, junior researcher, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

    Guest
    (April 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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  • Stephen Kotkin

    Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University; Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

    Guest
    (April 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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  • Wiktor Marzec

    PhD candidate in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (April – June 2017)
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  • Barbara Matejčić

    Freelance journalist, editor and researcher, Zagreb

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (March – June 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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  • Reka Kinga Papp

    Freelance journalist and anchorperson, Budapest

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (April – June 2017)
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  • Gleb Pavlovsky

    President, Center of Effective Policies; Member, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation; Editor-in-Chief, The Russian Journal (Moscow)
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  • Stefaniya Ptashnyk

    Research associate, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (March – June 2017)
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  • Lukas Schemper

    PhD in International History and Politics, Graduate Institute, Geneva

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

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January 2016 – December 2017)
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  • Diego Silva-Garzon

    PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (March – May 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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  • Noa Swisa

    MA student in German Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (March – May 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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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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