Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Lucy Ashton

    Freelance journalist, documentary producer, Vienna

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Aner Barzilay

    Adjunct faculty member, Webster University, Vienna

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October – December 2019)
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  • Ian Bateson

    Freelance journalist, Kyiv

    Milena Jesenská Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Volha Biziukova

    PhD candidate in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2019–May 2020)
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  • Kryštof Boháček

    Associate Scholar of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague; Lecturer at the West Bohemian University, Pilsen

    Jan Patočka Visiting Fellow

    (October–December 2019)
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  • Hugo Brady

    Former advisor and speechwriter to the President of the European Council (2015-2019)

    Visiting Fellow
    (December 2019 – February 2020)
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  • Avrum Burg

    NYU-AD Professorial lecturer, Abu Dhabi

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2019 – May 2020)
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  • Yakiv Bystrov

    Translator, Professor of English language, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Holly Case

    Associate Professor of History, Brown University

    Visiting Fellow
    (August 2019 – January 2020)
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  • Sergiu Delcea

    PhD candidate in Political Economy, CEU Budapest

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October 2019 – February 2020)
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  • Laura Engelstein

    Henry S. McNeil Professor Emerita of Russian History, Yale University

    Visiting Fellow
    (September–December 2019)
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  • Georgy Ganev

    Programme Director for Economic Research, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

    Visiting Fellow
    (October 2019–March 2020)
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  • Michael Geyer

    Samuel N. Harper Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

    Visiting Fellow
    (September–December 2019)
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  • Isabelle Ioannides

    Senior Associate Researcher, Institute for European Studies; Scholar, Dept. of Political Sciences, Vrije University Brussels

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Leszek Jażdżewski

    Editor-in-chief, Liberté journal, Lodz

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Nicole Koenig

    Deputy Director, Jacques Delors Institute, Berlin

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Biray Kolluoglu

    Professor of Sociology, Bogazici University Istanbul

    Visiting Fellow
    (December 2019–April 2020)
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  • Tomas Korda

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Charles University, Prague

    Jan Patoĉka Junior Visiting Fellow
    (July–December 2019)
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  • Peter Kreko

    Director, Political Capital, Budapest

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Bernd Marin

    Director, European Bureau for Policy Consulting and Social Research, Vienna

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September and November–December 2019)
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  • Grigorij Mesežnikov

    Political scientist, President of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO)

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Julia Miklasová

    PhD candidate in International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Tamás Miklós

    Lecturer, Eötvös Lorand University; publisher, Atlantisz publishers, Budapest

    Visiting Fellow
    (November 2019–January 2020)
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  • Niccoló Milanese

    Philosopher, author, Director, European Alternatives, Paris

    Europe’s Futures, Non-Resident Fellow
    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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Former Visiting Fellows and Guests

Since its establishment in 1982, the IWM has hosted more than 1000 Visiting Fellows (VF), Junior Visiting Fellows (JVF) and Guests. As a rule, we state the affiliation they had at the time of their fellowship.

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Fellowship Programs

  • Albert Hirschman Fellowships

    The Albert Hirschman Fellowship is given to distinguished senior scholars, who have contributed to re-framing some of the major questions in social sciences.
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  • Ukraine in European Dialogue Fellowships

    This junior fellowship program aims to support the research of Ukrainian scholars who are completing or have recently completed doctoral studies in a Ukrainian institution of higher education.
    Deadline: February 1, 2020
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  • Bronisław Geremek Fellowships

    To commemorate the Polish scholar, intellectual and politician Bronisław Geremek the IWM awards fellowships to Polish researchers studying Polish national heritage in the context of the European tradition.
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  • CEU Fellowships

    The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and the IWM are jointly awarding fellowships to young researchers in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in a doctoral program at the CEU.
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  • EURIAS Fellowships

    The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes.
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  • Graduate Institute Fellowships

    The joint fellowship programme of the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the IWM supports PhD students and young doctoral graduates who would like to pursue research as Junior Visiting Fellows at the IWM.
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  • Hebrew University Fellowships

    The European Forum at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the IWM jointly award a six-month Visiting Fellowship to a PhD candidate or a faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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  • Jan Patočka Fellowships

    This fellowship program is dedicated to commemorate Jan Patočka's name and work. It aims to foster groundbreaking research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The fellowships enable Czech researchers to work on a project of their own choice.
    Deadline: February 1, 2020
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  • Józef Tischner Fellowships
    for Polish and Polish-American Scholars

    In memoriam Józef Tischner, founding President of the IWM, fellowships are awarded to junior researchers from Poland and young Polish-American scholars.
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  • Krzysztof Michalski Fellowships

    In memory and honor of its founding Rector, Krzysztof Michalski, the IWM has established a new fellowship program consisting of one senior and two junior positions in the fields of continental philosophy or religion.
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  • Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists

    This program offers experienced journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice, which addresses issues of European relevance.
    Deadline: February 1, 2020
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  • ÖAW Fellowships

    Each year several PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers who have been selected by the DOC, DOC-team and APART programs of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) are offered research residencies at the IWM.
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  • Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators

    The Paul Celan Fellowships support East-West, West-East and East-East translations of canonical texts as well as contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies.
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  • Eurasia in Global Dialogue Fellowships

    Scholars and publicists from the Eurasia region are invited to spend some months at the IWM in order to engage in a dialogue with the Institute's community and the broader public as well as to develop or intensify their media presence in the West.
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