Ukraine in European Dialogue Fellowships

Closeup of a contour map of Europe with a blue pin on Ukraine.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 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 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 Ph.D.
  • must not be older than 35 years*


The candidates selected will be invited to spend January to June 2017 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 a personal office, including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.


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

  • a project proposal in English (max. 3 double-spaced pages)
  • a curriculum vitae in English
  • a list of publications
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work

Application Deadline:
The deadline for application was Ocotber 10, 2016. The next call will be announced in due time.


The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision in November 2016. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

[Download the Open 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

  • Andrei Kurkov

    Ukrainian novelist

    Sheptytsk’kyi Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (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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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Fellow, Legatum Institute, London

    Ukraine in European Dialogue Visiting Fellow
    (January 2016 – December 2017)
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Former Fellows

  • Vasyl Cherepanyn

    Head, Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC, Kyiv); editor, Political Critique magazine (Ukrainian edition); lecturer, Cultural Studies Department, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2016)
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  • Nani Hohokhia

    Associate Professor of History, Luhansk (now Starobilsk) Taras Shevchenko National University
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  • Valeriya Korablyova

    Associate Professor of Professor Philosophy of Humanities, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
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  • Anton Liagusha

    Associate Professor, Department of World History, Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia
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  • Oleksandr Marinchenko

    Research Associate, Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs

    Junior Visiting Fellow “Ukraine in European Dialogue”
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  • Oksana Mikheieva

    Professor of Sociology, PhD in Historical Science and Head, Department of Sociology, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv
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  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld

    Faculty of Artes Liberales, Warsaw University; The Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw; former Foreign Minister of Poland
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  • Olena Styaszhkina

    Olena Styaszkina
    Professor of History at Mariupol State University and Donetsk National University, Vinnitsa
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  • Maria Teteriuk

    PhD candidate in Mass Communications and senior lecturer in Media Studies, National University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy', Ukraine
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  • Kyrylo Tkachenko

    Co-founder and co-editor, Ukrainian magazine for social critique Spilne; political activist, Free Mumia Movement
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  • Ihor Todorov

    Professor of International Relations; Director; Center for International Security and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
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  • Serhiy Zhadan

    Author, poet and translator, Ukraine
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