Ukraine in European Dialogue Junior Fellowship

Fellowship Programs

This Junior Visiting Fellowships 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 recently obtained a PhD in the same fields
  • must not be older than 35 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 six months between September 2022 and June 2023 at the IWM to pursue their research projects. Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 1,800 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 fellows with office space, including internet access, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge. The fellows will join the scholarly community and participate in the activities of the Institute.


Applications must be submitted via the online application form and consist of:

  • 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 letter of motivation 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. 

Deadline for Applications:

31 January 2022


The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision in April 2022.

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



Katherine Younger
Research Director, Ukraine in European Dialogue


  • 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