Józef Tischner Fellowships
Call for Application 2018/19
The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) offers a place for research and scholarly debate across borders and disciplines. Each year, experienced scholars as well as young
academics are awarded fellowships to pursue their individual research projects while working in residence at the IWM as members of an international and multidisciplinary
academic community. The IWM strives to provide conditions that allow fellows to make significant progress in their research and to profit from the intellectual
stimulation of the Institute’s seminars, lectures and other events.
The Józef Tischner Fellowships are open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; a thematic relation to one of the Institute’s research fields is
strongly encouraged (for details please see www.iwm.at/research).
Józef Tischner Fellows will be invited to spend a five-month term between October 2018 and June 2019 at the IWM.
Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 2,000 per month to cover, living expenses, accommodation, travel, health insurance and incidentals
during the stay at the Institute. In addition, the IWM provides her/him with office space including access to internet, inhouse
research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge. Eligibility
Candidates for the Józef Tischner Fellowships must be Polish citizens, Polish-American scholars or permanently reside in Poland, must currently pursue their doctoral degree
or have recently obtained a PhD, must not be older than 35 years.
Applications have to be submitted via the online application form including the following documents:
a concise research proposal in English (max. 8,000 characters incl. spaces)
a curriculum vitae
a list of publications
two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work
Please submit all your application materials as PDF files!
Deadline for Application: August 15, 2018
Further Details and Online-Application: www.iwm.at/fellowships/tischner
Józef Tischner (1931–2000), one of the most influential Polish philosophers of the 20th
century and the first chaplain of Solidarność, was founding president of the IWM.
About the IWM
The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is an independent institute for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences.
Since its foundation in 1982, it has promoted intellectual exchange between East and West, between academia and society,
and between a variety of disciplines and schools of thought. In this way, the IWM has become a vibrant center of intellectual
life in Vienna.
The IWM is an international community of scholars consisting of Permanent Fellows, Visiting Fellows and Guests. During
each year, the IWM hosts about a hundred researchers, journalists and translators.