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 selected finalists will be invited to spend six months between July 2017 and June 2018 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 must 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 April 28, 2017. 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 late spring 2017.



* 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

  • Artem Gergun

    Junior Research Scholar, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2017 – February 2018)
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  • Dmytro Khuttkyy

    Head of e-Dem Lab, CID, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (July – December 2017)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January 2016 – July 2018)
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  • Olena Styazhkina

    Olena Styazhkina
    Professor of History at Mariupol State University and Donetsk National University, Vinnitsa

    Guest, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (November - December 2017)
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Former Fellows