IWM Vienna - Mellon Visiting Fellowships

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/11/17 14:54

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The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) jointly award Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The three-month fellowships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will enable scholars from Eastern and Central Europe to work in Vienna on research projects of their choice within the framework of the scholarly community and activities of the IWM. Deadline for application: December 23, 2008.

Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three months at the IWM to pursue their research projects while working in residence at the Institute. The fellows will receive a stipend to cover living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals. The IWM will provide Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellows with a guest apartment, an office and access to e-mail and internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna. Fellowship terms are

  • July – September 2009
  • October – December 2009
  • January – March 2010 and
  • April – June 2010.


The IWM is accepting applications from scholars from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia for its Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellowships.

The candidates

  • must be citizens of or permanently reside in one of the above-mentioned countries,
  • must have obtained a Ph.D., and
  • should hold a senior academic position (at least associate professor level).

The fellowships are intended for younger post-doctoral scholars and, although there is no specific age limit, preference will be given to those under 45 years of age.

Research projects must be thematically related to the IWM’s research fields. Detailed information can be found under http://www.iwm.at/research.htm.

Application procedure:

The application consists of the following materials:

  • the application form (please download from http://info.iwm.at/mell0910.zip),
  • a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, doublespaced, A4),
  • a curriculum vitae and list of publications,
  • the names of two referees familiar with the applicant’s academic work.

Please send the application to Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Fellowship Coordinator, Spittelauer Lände 3, 1090 Wien, Austria. Or by e-mail to fellowships@iwm.at (subject: Mellon Fellowships).


A jury of experts will evaluate the applications and select the finalists. Members of the jury are: Ira Katznelson (New York), János Mátyás Kovács (Vienna/Budapest; IWM), Charles Taylor (Montreal/Chicago).


Applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision in spring 2009; the jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.