CEU Fellowships


The joint fellowship program of the Central European University (CEU) and the IWM supports CEU Doctoral Students who would like to pursue research as junior visiting fellows at the IWM.

Applications are welcome in any topic in the humanities and social sciences which relate to research pursued at the IWM. Applicants are asked to check whether their project topic fits into the Institute’s main research fields.


The CEU Junior Visiting Fellows will spend a five-month term between October 2020 and June 2021 in residence at the IWM in Vienna, while pursuing their research projects as members of the Institute’s international scholarly community. The IWM will provide a personal office, IT, administrative and research infrastructure to the Fellows. CEU will provide a stipend in the amount of EUR 1,700 per month to cover travel, accommodation, health insurance, research expenses and incidentals during the stay at the IWM.

It is envisaged that students who already exhausted their CEU doctoral stipends will especially benefit from the opportunity offered by the Fellowship, but students who are receiving their stipends are also eligible to apply. In case a student who is required to be in residence in Budapest receives a fellowship, he or she should, as usual for any prolonged period of absence, obtain permission from his or her Doctoral Program Committee before commencing their fellowship. The CEU doctoral stipend is suspended for the period of the Fellowship, but the five months are added to the period of the doctoral stipend after the Fellowship concludes.


Candidates for the Fellowship must be enrolled in a doctoral program in any discipline at CEU. The topic of their PhD dissertation must have been approved.


The application consists of the following:

application form

• project proposal in English (not more than 3 double-spaced pages)

• curriculum vitae including a list of publications

• a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor and a second letter of recommendation

• CEU transcript (printout from Infosys)

Deadline for application:
The deadline for application was April 30, 2020. The next call will be announced in due time.

Please deliver or send your application as e-mail attachments (PDF) to:

Noemi Anna Kovács
European Cooperation Projects Officer, ACRO

Subject header: CEU-IWM Junior Visiting Fellowship

Please note, that Letters of Recommendation should be sent separately by the referees to the same e-mail address.

Jury and Notification

A jury consisting of academic members of the IWM and CEU will evaluate the applications and select the finalists. Applicants will be informed about the decision within two weeks.
The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

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Former Fellows