Józef Tischner Fellowship IWM

posted by Katalin Teller on 2010/01/22 23:05

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Józef Tischner (1931–2000), one of the most eminent contemporary Polish philosophers and the first chaplain of Solidarność, was founding president of the IWM. In his memory, the Józef Tischner Fellowship has been granted to junior researchers from Poland and young Polish- American scholars since 2003. The fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences; research proposals related to one of the IWM ’s main fields are strongly encouraged.

The Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a six-month term from July to December 2010 at the IWM to pursue her/his research project while working in residence. The fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of eur 9,000 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. Deadline for applications: February 28, 2010.

Józef Tischner Fellows are eligible for a grant under the homing Program of the Foundation for Polish Science (for details: 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:

  • the application form (please download: info.iwm.at/ti10.zip)
  • a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, double spaced, a4)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with your academic work

For further details please see: www.iwm.at/Fellowships.

Please send the application by mail to: Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen,     Fellowship Coordinator, Spittelauer Lände 3, 1090 Wien, Austria.

Advance copies by e-mail are accepted: fellowships@iwm.at. Subject header: Józef Tischner Fellowship. Applicants will be notified of the jury decision in late spring 2010. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.