Józef Tischner Junior Fellowships
for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

TischnerJózef Tischner (1931–2000), one of the most influential Polish philosophers of the 20th century and the first chaplain of Solidarność, was founding president of the IWM. In his memory, fellowships have been awarded to junior researchers from Poland and young Polish-American scholars since 2003.



The Józef Tischner Fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; a thematic relation to one of the Institute’s research fields is strongly encouraged. The Józef Tischner Fellow will spend a six-month term at the IWM.


The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 1,800 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay at the Institute. In addition, the IWM provides her/him with an office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.


Candidates for the Józef Tischner Fellowship

  • must be Polish citizens, Polish-American scholars or permanently reside in Poland
  • must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a PhD
  • must not be older than 35 years

Generously supported by grants from Pope John Paul II as well as

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