Residential Fellowships for Scholars from Ukraine

Fellowship Programs

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.


Katherine Younger
Permanent Fellow, IWM 

These fellowships are generously funded by the City of Vienna.


  • Small and Mighty: How Benelux Countries Respond to the European Integration of Ukraine , -
  • Art, Truth, and Propaganda in the Digital Age: Ukrainian Poetry in the Hybrid War , -
  • Multispecies Ruptures: Stories of Displacement and Human-Plant Relations from Donbas, Ukraine , -
  • "Stand on the Right Side of History": Enterprises and Society in the Russia-Ukraine War , -
  • The Greek Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Diaspora in Austria: Cooperation in the Interests of the Church and Society , -
  • Shiism in the Post-Soviet Space: The Impact of New Media , -
  • Poetry Migration , -
  • Translation as Resistance: Language, Politics and Cultural Colonialism in Soviet Ukraine , -
  • Ukrainian Civil Society, Volunteer and Professional Networks During the War , -
  • Socialist Realism in Ukrainian Soviet Art History and Art Criticism, 1950s–60s , -
  • International Development and Vulnerability in the Frontline Communities of the Donbas , -
  • War, Society, and the Arts: Artistic Expressions in Ukraine , -
  • Men, Gendered Borders, and Geographical (Im)Mobility in Times of War , -
  • Friend or Foe?: Religious Organizations and European Institutions in the Face of Russia’s War on Ukraine , -
  • Connected by Water: The Ukrainian South from Stalin to Independence , -
  • Speaking Objects and Spaces: Materiality and Environment in the Midst of Famines in Soviet Ukraine , -
  • What Power Does Art Have during the War? , -
  • “New Soviet Woman” in Ukraine of the 1920-1930s: Ways of Self-Representation , -