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 100Visiting 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.
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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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  • 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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  • 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.
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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.
    Deadline: November 10, 2019
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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.
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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.
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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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Open Calls

Upcoming calls will be announced in due time.

  • 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.
    Deadline: November 10, 2019
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  • ERC Mentoring Initiative: Call for Applications

    Together with the Polish Academy of Sciences and generously supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the IWM has established a mentoring initiative for applicants for European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator Grants in the humanities and social sciences from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. This mentoring initiative is addressed in particular to researchers in the areas of history, anthropology, political science, sociology, science and technology studies, as well as cultural and literary studies aiming to submit in 2020 – 2023.
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Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Valery Anashvili

    Philosopher and publisher; director, Center of Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences, Moscow State University

    Guest, Eurasia in Global Dialgue
    (October 2019)
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  • Lucy Ashton

    Freelance journalist, documentary producer, Vienna

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Aner Barzilay

    Adjunct faculty member, Webster University, Vienna

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October – December 2019)
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  • Ian Bateson

    Freelance journalist, Kyiv

    Milena Jesenská Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Luiza Bialasiewicz

    Professor of European Governance, University of Amsterdam

    Guest
    (October 2019)
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  • Volha Biziukova

    PhD candidate in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2019–May 2020)
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  • Kryštof Boháček

    Associate Scholar of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague; Lecturer at the West Bohemian University, Pilsen

    Jan Patočka Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Avrum Burg

    NYU-AD Professorial lecturer, Abu Dhabi

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2019 – May 2020)
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  • Yakiv Bystrov

    Translator, Professor of English language, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Holly Case

    Associate Professor of History, Brown University

    Visiting Fellow
    (August 2019 – January 2020)
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  • Sergiu Delcea

    PhD candidate in Political Economy, CEU Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2019 – February 2020)
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  • Lia Dostlieva

    Independent artist, curator, cultural anthropologist, Poland

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (October 2019)
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  • Laura Engelstein

    Henry S. McNeil Professor Emerita of Russian History, Yale University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September–December 2019)
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  • Georgy Ganev

    Programme Director for Economic Research, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

    Visiting Fellow
    (October 2019–March 2020)
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  • Michael Geyer

    Samuel N. Harper Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

    Visiting Fellow
    (September–December 2019)
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  • Isabelle Ioannides

    Senior Associate Researcher, Institute for European Studies; Scholar, Dept. of Political Sciences, Vrije University Brussels

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Leszek Jażdżewski

    Editor-in-chief, Liberté journal, Lodz

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Nicole Koenig

    Deputy Director, Jacques Delors Institute, Berlin

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Tomas Korda

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Charles University, Prague

    Jan Patoĉka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (July–December 2019)
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  • Alex Kostova

    Freelance translator, Sofia

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (September – November 2019)
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  • Peter Kreko

    Director, Political Capital, Budapest

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Bohuslav (Bob) Kurik

    Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Ecology, Charles University, Prague

    Jan Patočka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September - November 2019)
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  • Bernd Marin

    Director, European Bureau for Policy Consulting and Social Research, Vienna

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September and November–December 2019)
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  • Grigorij Mesežnikov

    Political scientist, President of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO)

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Julia Miklasová

    PhD candidate in International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Niccoló Milanese

    Philosopher, author, Director, European Alternatives, Paris

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • John Palattella

    Editor, The Point

    Visiting Fellow
    (August 2019 – January 2020)
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  • Andriy Posunko

    Teaching Fellow, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2019–February 2020)
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  • Kateryna Ruban

    PhD candidate in History, New York University

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (October - November 2019)
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  • Alicja Rybkowska

    PhD candidate in Philosophy, Jagiellonian University Krakow

    Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
    (May – October 2019)
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  • Thomas W. Simons

    Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September – October 2019)
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  • Alida Vračić

    Director, Think Tank Populari, Sarajevo; Visiting Fellow ECFR Berlin

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Walther Ch. Zimmerli

    Philosopher, Honorary Professor “Mind and Technology”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlinh

    Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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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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  • 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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