Call for Proposals for CEU Junior Visiting Fellowships at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna 2015 – 2016


The joint fellowship program of Central European University and the Institute for Human Sciences

(Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) in Vienna supports CEU Doctoral Students who would like to pursue research as junior visiting fellows at the IWM. Applications are welcome in any topic in the humanities and social sciences which relates to research pursued at the IWM. Applicants are asked to consult the Institute's website ( to check whether their research topic fits the Institute's profile.

The main research fields of the IWM include the following topics:

  • Sources of inequality / social solidarity, including gender studies;
  • Religion and secularism from an intercultural perspective;
  • United Europe – divided history, with a special focus on Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe from the 19th century to the present;
  • Cultures and institutions: Central and Eastern Europe in a global context;
  • The future of democracy;
  • The philosophical work of Jan Patocka.


The CEU Junior Visiting Fellows will spend a three-month term between September 2015 and June 2016 in residence at the IWM in Vienna, while pursuing their research projects as members of the Institute’s international scholarly community. The IWM will provide a personal office, IT, administrative and research infrastructure to the Fellows. CEU will provide a stipend in the amount of EUR 1,500 per month to cover travel, accommodation, health insurance, research expenses and incidentals during the stay at the IWM. It is envisaged that students who already exhausted their CEU doctoral stipends will especially benefit from the opportunity offered by the Fellowship, but students who are receiving their stipends are also eligible to apply. In case a student who is required to be in residence in Budapest receives a fellowship, he or she should, as usual for any prolonged period of absence, obtain permission from his or her Doctoral Program Committee before commencing their fellowship. The CEU doctoral stipend is suspended for the period of the Fellowship, but the three months are added to the period of the doctoral stipend after the Fellowship concludes.


Candidates for the Fellowship must be enrolled in a doctoral program in any discipline at CEU. The topic of their Ph.D. dissertation must have been approved.


The application consists of the following:

  • application form (attached)
  • project proposal in English (not more than 3 double-spaced pages)
  • curriculum vitae including a list of publications
  • a letter of recommendation from the thesis supervisor and a second letter of recommendation
  • CEU transcript (printout from Infosys)

Deadline for application is April 30, 2015

Please deliver or send your application as email attachments (PDF) to:

Mobility Projects Coordinator at ACRO Anna Szathmari at

Subject header: IWM Fellowship 2015/2016

Letters of Recommendation should be sent separately by the referees to the same e-mail address. A jury consisting of academic members of the IWM and CEU will evaluate the applications and select the finalists. Applicants will be informed about the decision by the end of May. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.