Non-Residential Fellowships for Scholars from Ukraine

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February 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023
Subject Fields: 
European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies

Recognizing the need for ongoing support of Ukraine’s intellectual community in the face of Russia’s war of aggression, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM Vienna), the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI), and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University are partnering to offer non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

The IWM, HURI, and the Harriman Institute will jointly award 35 fellowships. These fellowships provide a one-time stipend of 5000 EUR to support recipients’ intellectual activities and carry a 5-month affiliation with the IWM, from February-June 2023.


These fellowships are open to Ukrainian scholars who hold a PhD or its equivalent in the humanities or social sciences or who are enrolled in a PhD program in the same fields.

Preference will be given to applicants who intend to or must remain in Ukraine for legal, professional, or personal reasons.

Those who have held a non-residential or residential fellowship from the IWM in 2022, or received a Documenting Ukraine grant, are not eligible to apply.


To apply, please submit:

  • A current CV
  • A project abstract
  • A brief letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) that outlines your current research project, your current institutional affiliations or other funding (if applicable), and (optionally) the impact of Russia’s full-scale invasion on your work.
  • A list of publications

Applications must be submitted via the IWM’s online application platform. The application deadline is 16 December 2022 at 23:59 CET.

Selection Process

Applications will be evaluated by an expert jury on the basis of academic merit; personal circumstances may be taken into account, but this is not a requirement and applications that do not include such information will not be disadvantaged.

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

Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision no later than 27 January 2023.

Questions may be addressed to

Contact Info: 

Katherine Younger
Permanent Fellow, IWM

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