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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  • System of Orphanages in Soviet Ukraine: 1928–1935 , -
  • Querencia, Existence, and Freedom (Intersections between Hemingway and Sartre) , -
  • One of the First to Estimate the Excess Mortality in Ukraine in 1933: The Forgotten Demographer Galina Selegen (1899–1981) , -
  • Foreigners as a Specific Group of "Minus" on the Territory of the Ukrainian SSR in 1920-1980 , -
  • Layered Demographics and Mixed Temporalities: Untangling Deep Structures Underlying Ukraine’s Unique Post-Independence Path , -
  • The Deconstruction of Incognito and a New Philosophical Language , -
  • Ukrainian philosopher Hryhoriy Skovoroda: Formation of the Image of the “Wandering Philosopher” in the 19th and 20th Centuries , -
  • National Identity and Economic Innovativeness of Ukraine in the Era of Globalization and Post-War Challenges , -
  • Ukrainian Science Diaspora in the Humanities: Mapping and Connecting Scholars , -
  • Ukrainian Music of the 1920s in the Context of European Modernism , -
  • Conflicting Visualities of Russia's Invasion and Ukraine's Resistance , -
  • Postwar Redistribution of Jewish Property and Antisemitism in Transcarpathia, 1944–46 , -
  • Locals and Newcomers: Formation of Regional Elites in Ruthenian Lands, 1340–1434: A Prosopographic Study , -
  • The Migration Component of Labor Potential Restoration in the Process of the Post-War Revival of Ukraine , -
  • Media and statehood imitation in the “DPR” and the “LPR” , -
  • Lexicon of a Chekist: The Daily Work Life of a Soviet State Security Agency Employee (1930s–1960s) , -
  • The Ontological Dimension of Violence , -
  • Discipline Without Punishment: Authority, Judiciary, and the Szlachta Society in Volhynian and Kyiv Voivodeships (1566–-1648) , -
  • Language Enclaves outside Ukraine: Preservation of Identity , -
  • Hyperbolical Transcendentalism: Deconstructive Outlook , -
  • Pregnancy and Women's Health in Townspeople’s Mentality and Legal Culture in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 16ᵗʰ and 17ᵗʰ Centuries , -
  • Ukrainian Historical Mystery: Gender and Geopoetics , -
  • From Hotspots of Superstition to Centers of People's Culture: Christian Temples in The Late-Soviet Discourse , -
  • Modernizing the State and Enhancing Democracy for Ukraine’s Post-War , -
  • Cyber Security: Social and Cultural Aspects , -
  • Russian-Ukrainian War Discourses in the Statements of Foreign Students Studying in Ukraine , -
  • Ukrainian Bible Translation as a Factor of National Identity Making and Resistance , -
  • “Temporal Borders”: Intimate, Geopolitical and Reintegration contexts , -
  • Mykhailo Rudnytskyi: An Intellectual Biography (1889–1975) , -
  • Mariia Vyazmitina exploring Nisa , -
  • Germany's Ostpolitik in the Age of Uncertainty: New Challenges for East Europe , -
  • From the “Russian world” to Ruscism: Historical Narratives and Political Realities , -
  • Johannes Christian von Engel and the Search for Galicia's Past in the Late 18ᵗʰ Century Habsburg Monarchy , -
  • Political Crises and Conflicts of 1950s–1980s Eastern Europe and Their Influence on Ukraine’s Socio-Political Life , -
  • Forging the Rurikids: Historical Narratives and Political History in Eastern Europe (990–1240) , -
  • 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) , -