Ukraine in European Dialogue Fellowships

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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. It offers access to the resources of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna to younger researchers who have demonstrated exceptional talent to allow them to work on a research project of their own choice. The fellowships are open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences (including history). Research proposals related to one of the Institute’s main research fields are strongly encouraged.


Candidates for the fellowship

  • must be Ukrainian citizens
  • must be enrolled in a doctoral program at a Ukrainian institution of higher education or have recently obtained a PhD
  • must not be older than 35 years*


The selected finalists will be invited to spend 6 months between July 2019 and June 2020 at the IWM to pursue their research projects. Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 1,800 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and any incidental costs related to their stay in Vienna.

In addition, the IWM provides fellows with office space, including internet access, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge. The fellows will join the scholarly community and participate in the activities of the Institute.



Applications must be submitted using the online application form and should include:

  • a project proposal in English (max. 3 double-spaced pages) outlining:
    • the academic problem(s) to be addressed
    • the methods to be applied
    • the resources to be consulted
  • a curriculum vitae in English (max. 2 double-spaced pages)
  • a list of publications
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work

Please submit all your application materials as PDF files!

Deadline for Application:
January 11, 2019


The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision in late spring 2018. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

[Download the Call as PDF]


* Andriy Sheptyts’kyi Senior Fellowships:
Senior Visiting Fellowships in this program which address outstanding international scholars in the fields of public ethics, religion and politics are granted by invitation only.

Current Fellows

  • Mykola Balaban

    PhD candidate in History, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (December 2018 – May 2019)
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  • Anastasiya Ryabchuk

    Senior lecturer, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (December 2018 – May 2019)
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Former Fellows