Non-Residential Fellowships for Scholars from Ukraine

Fellowship Programs

Recognizing the need for ongoing support of Ukraine’s intellectual community in the face of Russia’s war of aggression, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM Vienna), the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI), and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University are partnering to offer non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

The IWM, HURI, and the Harriman Institute will jointly award 35 fellowships. These fellowships provide a one-time stipend of 5000 EUR to support recipients’ intellectual activities and carry a 5-month affiliation with the IWM, from February-June 2023.


These fellowships are open to Ukrainian scholars who hold a PhD or its equivalent in the humanities or social sciences or who are enrolled in a PhD program in the same fields.

Preference will be given to applicants who intend to or must remain in Ukraine for legal, professional, or personal reasons.

Those who have held a non-residential or residential fellowship from the IWM in 2022, or received a Documenting Ukraine grant, are not eligible to apply.


To apply, please submit:

  • A current CV
  • A project abstract
  • A brief letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) that outlines your current research project, your current institutional affiliations or other funding (if applicable), and (optionally) the impact of Russia’s full-scale invasion on your work.
  • A list of publications

Applications must be submitted via the IWM’s online application platform. Please submit your application in English. The application deadline is 16 December 2022 at 23:59 CET.

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated by an expert jury on the basis of academic merit; personal circumstances may be taken into account, but this is not a requirement and applications that do not include such information will not be disadvantaged.

The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions, nor to provide applicants individual feedback on their applications.

Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision no later than 27 January 2023.

Questions may be addressed to

Presented below is a selection of fellowships, according to the terms of fellowship award some non-residential fellows have chosen to not make their award public.


Katherine Younger
Permanent Fellow, IWM


In partnership with HURI and the Harriman Institute



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  • Sloboda Chronicles of Cultural Resistance, -
  • Alien Shadow: Post-Soviet Toys and Post-Soviet Boys, -
  • Post-War Recovery of Ukraine: Economic Dimension, -
  • Post-War Mourning Landscape of Kharkiv, -
  • Communist Propaganda in the Press of Ukrainian SSR (the 1920s and 1930s), -
  • Post-WWII Ukrainian Culture and History Reconsidered, -
  • An Entangled History of Federalist Ideas in East Central Europe (1861-1939), -
  • Memory Politics of the Second World War/Great Patriotic War in the "People’s Republics" of the Donbass (2014-2021), -
  • The Russo-Ukrainian War, -
  • Ukrainian–Bolshevik wars in 1917–1921 and their Parallels in the Contemporary Russian War against Ukraine, -
  • Freedom as a Fundamental Feature of Mankind, -
  • Soviet Past that Impacts the Present: Case of Ukraine, -
  • The Lost and Found Homeland: Crimean Tatars’ Return, 1956–1989, -
  • Odesa City Mythology in the Time of the Russian-Ukrainian War, -
  • “New Russia (Novorossiya)” Theory: Creation and Implementation, 1830-2022, -
  • From Populism to Statesmanship: Volodymyr Zelensky's Articulation of Ukrainian National Identity, -
  • City Drawn by the Light: the Early History of Kyiv Photography (1850s-1920s), -
  • Participation of Local Police in the Holocaust on the Territory of the Reichskommissariat Ukraine, -
  • "Zbruch Border" (1772-1939): Refugees, Illegal Migrants, Smuggling and Espionage, -
  • Receptions of the Second World War and the Holocaust in Ukrainian school and University Education: Before and After Euromaidan, -
  • Identity, Dignity, Heterarchy - Institutionalizing Ideas and Structures in post-War Ukraine, -
  • The Survival Strategies during the Events of the Holodomor of 1932—1933 in Ukraine, -
  • Ukrainian Youth Emigrants’ Identity in Interwar Europe, -
  • The diary of the historian Skal’kovs’kyi as a chronicle of the city of Odesa (1835), -