Ukraine in European Dialogue Junior Fellowship

Fellowship Programs

This Junior Visiting Fellowship aims to support the research of Ukrainian scholars who are completing or have recently completed their doctoral studies. It offers access to the resources of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna to younger researchers who have demonstrated exceptional talent to allow them to work on a research project of their own choice. The fellowships are open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Research proposals related to the mission and research of the IWM are strongly encouraged.


Candidates for the Junior Visiting Fellowship

  • must be Ukrainian citizens
  • must be enrolled in a doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences or have obtained a PhD in the same fields in the past four years

Preference will be given to candidates currently based in Ukraine.

Senior Visiting Fellowships in this program are granted by invitation only.


The selected finalists will be invited to spend four months between September 2024 and June 2025 at the IWM to pursue their research projects. Postdoctoral candidates––i.e., those who have defended their PhD by the date of the fellowship application deadline––will receive a stipend of EUR 3,000 per month; candidates currently pursuing their doctoral degree will receive a stipend of EUR 2,500 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and any incidental costs related to their stay in Vienna.

In addition, the IWM provides Visiting Fellows with office space, including internet access, in-house research and administrative facilities, as well as other services free of charge. The Visiting Fellows will join the scholarly community and participate in the activities of the Institute. Generally, fellowships start on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month.


Applications must be submitted through the IWM's online application form; we will be unable to consider applications sent via email.

Application materials consist of the following:

  • concise project proposal (max. 7,500 characters) that includes:
    • a statement of the research question(s)
    • a critical assessment of the existing literature
    • research goals and expected results/outcome
  • brief cover letter that addresses:
    • how the project would benefit from time at the IWM
    • the connection to the IWM’s mission and research
    • concrete research/writing goals during the fellowship 
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of publications
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work

All application materials should be in English.

Important! Attached documents must be combined into a single PDF, as the online submission form only allows for one attachment. File names of attachments must use Latin characters. 

Applications are now closed. The next call is planned to be published in winter 2024.


The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision in March/April 2024.

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



Mariia Shynkarenko
Research Associate, Ukraine in European Dialogue



  • Displaced People from Ukraine in Prague: New Political Subjectivities and Relations of Solidarity , -
  • Repatriation of Ukrainian Prisoners of War from Austria (1918–1920) , -
  • Lived Experiences of Ukrainian Female Activists: Gender and Nationalism in a Civic Society Under Threat , -
  • From Words to Voids: Absencing and Haunting in Crimean Semiotic Landscapes , -
  • Gendering Ukrainian Dissent: Human Rights and the Rights of Women (1960s–1980s) , -
  • Cultural (De-)Colonization Through Satire: Gendered Humor in Ukraine Between 1990 and 2000 , -
  • Ukrainian Migrants in Poland: Discourse, Perceptions and Implications for Self-Identification , -
  • Constructing the Workers' Memoirs of DniproHES (1920s-1930s) , -
  • The Theological and Philosophical Concept of Movement in the Teaching of St. Maximus the Confessor. , -
  • Soviet Politics of Memory about the Holocaust in Lviv (1944-1967) , -
  • Remembering the “Sacred War”, Dreaming of the “Good Life”: Memory of the Second World War and Soviet Everyday Culture , -
  • “We Are Not Donbas”: Local Identities in the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts After 2014 , -
  • The Transformation of “New Russia”: From Frontier to Province to Myth , -
  • A Micro-history of Violence: Lviv During the First Two Weeks of the German–Soviet War (June 22 to July 5, 1941) , -
  • Workers’ Experiences of Post-Soviet Deindustrialisation , -
  • Andriy Melnyk: the OUN Leader’s Life History and the Memory of Himand His Movement , -
  • Trading Justice for Self-Interest: A Laissez-faire Path to Modernization? , -
  • The Electronic Democracy Boom in Ukraine , -
  • Coalition Presidentialism in the Ukrainian Patronal Presidency , -
  • The Religious Component in the Socio-Political Conflicts in Ukraine after the End of 2013 (Revolution on Maidan and ATO Events) , -
  • Nazi Nationality Policy Towards Soviet POWs in Occupied Ukraine 1941 – 1944 (Social History and International Law) , -
  • Russia and the Western Far Right , -
  • Political Discourse on LGBT Rights in Ukraine Before and After EuroMaidan , -


Fellows' Publications