IWM Vienna Józef Tischner Fellowships

posted by Katalin Teller on 2008/11/17 14:46

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The IWM and the Foundation for Polish Science have established a cooperation agreement in support of young researchers returning to Poland. The Józef Tischner Fellowship program is generously supported by grants from Pope John Paul II., Foundation Open Society Institute(Zug) and Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc., New York. Deadline for application: December 23, 2008.

The Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a six-month term from July to December 2009 at the IWM to pursue her/his research project while working in residence. The fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of € 9,000.00 to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals during the stay at the Institute. Furthermore, the IWM will provide an office, access to the Internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna.

Józef Tischner Fellows are eligible for a grant under the HOMING Program of the Foundation for Polish Science (for details see http://www.fnp.org.pl).


Candidates for the Józef Tischner Fellowship

  • must be Polish citizens or permanently reside in Poland; the fellowship is also open to Polish-American scholars
  • must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a Ph.D.
  • must not be older than 35 years


The application consists of the following materials:

  1. the application form (please download from http://info.iwm.at/ti09.zip)
  2. a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, doublespaced, A4)
  3. a curriculum vitae
  4. two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with your 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: Józef Tischner Fellowship).