The Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellowships (2010-2018) were jointly awarded by the IWM and the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation to excellent young researchers in the humanities and social sciences from the Siberian, Ural and Far-Eastern federal districts, and the Voronezh, Lipetsk, Belgorod, Ryazan and Kaluga regions.
The program supported highly qualified and promising PhD or Post-doc academics, by giving them access to an international and multi-disciplinary research community and to an excellent research infrastructure at the IWM. The fellowships aimed at strengthening academic mobility and the integration of junior researchers into the international research community, by providing a fertile environment for their individual development and professional advancement.
Fellows pursued their individual research projects as members of the IWM’s international, multidisciplinary scholarly community, which broadened their professional networks. In addition, the IWM organized a broad program of lectures, debates, workshops and conferences in which the fellows took part.
The fellowship program was funded by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation.
Presented below is a selection of fellowships. As this is a past program we are working through our archives to ensure that fellows and fellowships are represented accurately. If you were a fellow under this program, please do get in touch with us.
If you would like to receive any information about this or any other past program, please contact fellowships(@)iwm.at
Alexander Herzen (1812-1870) was an outstanding Russian writer and thinker. With his writings, many composed while exiled in London, he aimed at influencing the situation in Russia and contributed to a political climate that led to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. He published the important social novel Who is to Blame?, and his autobiography, My Past and Thoughts, is considered by many to be one of the best examples of that genre in Russian literature.