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 100 Visiting Fellows, Junior Visiting Fellows and Guests from all over the world 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 1300 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 for Application: January 31, 2021
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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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  • Hebrew University Fellowships

    The European Forum at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the IWM jointly award a six-month Visiting Fellowship to a PhD candidate or a faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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  • Jan Patočka Fellowships

    This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster groundbreaking research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The fellowships enable Czech researchers to work on a project of their own choice.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021
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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.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021
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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.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021 
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  • Eurasia in Global Dialogue Fellowships

    Scholars and publicists from the Eurasia region 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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  • 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.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021 
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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.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021
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  • Jan Patočka Fellowships

    This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster groundbreaking research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The fellowships enable Czech researchers to work on a project of their own choice.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021
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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 for Application: January 31, 2021
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Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Nikolai Antoniadis

    Freelance journalist, Stern, Spiegel, SZ, Weekender, GEO

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (November 2020 – January 2021)
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  • Ioannis Armakolas

    ELIAMEP, The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Pavel Barkouski

    Independent Researcher, Philosophy and Social Science

    Visiting Fellow, Eurasia in Global Dialogue
    (November – December 2020)
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  • Dimitar Bechev

    Adjunct Professor, European Studies and International Relations, University of Sofia

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Volha Biziukova

    PhD candidate in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Eurasia in Global Dialogue
    (June–November 2020)
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  • Magdalena Brodacka

    PhD candidate in Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University Krakow

    Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2020 – January 2021)
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  • Meriç Çağlar Chesley

    PhD Candidate in Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest

    Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Srdjan Cvijic

    Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Müge Dalkıran-Alexandridis

    PhD candidate in Area Studies at Middle East Technical University, Ankara

    Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Julia De Clerck-Sachsse

    Diplomat and former Senior Adviser in the Policy Planning Staff of the European External Action Service

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Judy Dempsey

    Journalist and Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Neda Deneva-Faje

    Postdoctoral Sociologist at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

    Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Thomas Stephan Eder

    MOFA Taiwan Fellow and Guest Scholar, Academia Sinica

    Guest
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Daniel Fedorowycz

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, Yale University

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September – December 2020)
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  • Valentin Kalinov

    Freelance Translator and Lecturer in Critical Theory and Psychoanalysis at Sofia University

    Paul Celan Guest
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Kapka Kassabova

    Writer of narrative non-fiction, fiction and poetry, Scotland

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Lenka Kerdová

    Academic researcher, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Department of Theory and History of Art

    Jan Patocka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (November 2020 – April 2021)
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  • Anna Kiedrzynek

    Journalist, Newsweek Polska, Warsaw

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (September – November 2020)
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  • Mert Koçak

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

    Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Volodymyr Kulyk

    Head research fellow, Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (November–December 2020)
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  • Laurentiu Malomfalean

    Freelance translator and columnist, Cluj-Napoca

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (October 2020 – January 2021)
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  • Wolfgang Merkel 

    Director emeritus of the “Democracy and Democratisation” research program, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB); Professor em. of Political Science, Humboldt University Berlin

    Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2020)
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  • Alessandro Monsutti

    Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

    Guest
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Pedro Perfeito da Silva

    PhD candidate in Political Science, CEU Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Igor Pomerantsev

    Author, poet, journalist, Prague

    Visiting Fellow, Eurasia in Global Dialogue
    (November 2020)
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  • Michał Pospiszyl

    Adjunct of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

    Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2020 – January 2021)
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  • Tomasz Rakowski

    Associate Professor, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw

    Józef Tischner Visiting Fellow
    (October – December 2020)
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  • Eric Reinhart

    MD-PhD candidate at Deptartment of Anthropology, Harvard University and School of Medicine, University of Chicago

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Teresa Reiter

    Head of Communications at Forum Alpbach, Western Balkans, and political activism expert, Vienna

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Gonca Savaş Dogan

    Humanitarian aid specialist with a history of working in the UN and non-profit organizations of UNHCR

    Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Marci Shore

    Associate Professor of History, Yale University

    Visiting Fellow
    (July 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Doğuş Şimşek

    Teaching Fellow in Political Sociology, University College London

    Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
    (October – November 2020)
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  • Volodymyr Sklokin

    Associate Professor of History, Ukrainian Catholic University

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Iryna Sklokina

    Researcher, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2020 – February 2021)
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  • Alison Smale

    Veteran editor and correspondent, The New York Times, The International Herald, Associated Press

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2020 – June 2021)
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  • Mariana Verbovska

    Journalist, ZAXID.NET, Lviv

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (September – November 2020)
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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

  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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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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