Józef Tischner Fellowships
for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

TischnerJózef Tischner (1931–2000), one of the most influential Polish philosophers of the 20th century and the first chaplain of Solidarność, was founding president of the IWM. In his memory, fellowships have been awarded to junior researchers from Poland and young Polish-American scholars since 2003.



The Józef Tischner Fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; a thematic relation to one of the Institute’s research fields is strongly encouraged. The Józef Tischner Fellow will spend a five-month term at the IWM.


Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 2,000 per month to cover, living expenses, accommodation, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay at the Institute. In addition, the IWM provides her/him with office space including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.


Candidates for the Józef Tischner Fellowship

  • must be Polish citizens, Polish-American scholars or permanently reside in Poland
  • must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a PhD
  • must not be older than 35 years


Applications have to be submitted via the online application form including the following documents:

  • a concise research proposal in English (max. 8,000 characters incl. spaces)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work

Please submit all your application materials as PDF files!

Deadline for Application:
The deadline for application was August 15, 2018. The next call will be announced in due time.









Former Fellows