Generously supported by the City of Vienna, the IWM has been inviting Ukrainian scholars who had to leave their country due to the Russo-Ukrainian War since February 2022. As IWM Visiting Fellows, our colleagues become part of the Institute’s community of scholars, participate in academic debates, and gain access to the IWM’s resources in order to pursue their research projects interrupted by the war. Continuing the IWM’s previous support to the protagonists of the 2020 revolution in Belarus, some fellowships of this program are being awarded to Belarusian scholars, too.
This program complements the IWM’s “Documenting Ukraine” program through which the IWM supports scholars, journalists, public intellectuals, artists, and archivists based in Ukraine.
Fellows are doctoral students as well as established scholars in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates are affiliated with a Ukrainian university or research institution or have received at least one of their academic credentials from one.
Selected fellows have been invited to spend their fellowships at the IWM between May 2022 and June 2024.
Visiting Fellows will receive a monthly stipend to cover accommodation, living expenses, health insurance and any incidentals related to their stay in Vienna.
In addition, the IWM provides the fellows with office space, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as an in-house lunch and other services free of charge.
Visiting Fellows must spend the duration of their fellowship in Vienna.