Milena Jesenská fellows selected for 2016/2017


The Milena Jesenská Fellowship Program offers European journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. The call is directed towards cultural journalists, with the term “cultural” being interpreted in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of intellectual and artistic fields. However, applicants’ work may also deal with societal issues of European relevance and be related to one of IWM’s main research. fields.

During the next fellowship term (July 2016 – June 2017) four fellows are invited to spend three months each at the IWM in Vienna, Austria. They will receive a stipend of EUR 2,500 per month. In addition, the IWM provides them with an office including access to internet, administrative and research facilities as well as other services free of charge. Travel grants of up to EUR 1,900 can be paid for project-related research trips.

We are very happy to announce the selected fellows for 2016 – 2017:

Adrian Mogos, Freelance journalist, Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Bucharest
Microcredits: Saving the Poor or Indebting them harder?
August – October 2016

Ingo Petz, Freelance journalist and author, Berlin
Belarus – my life and travels with an unknown country in Europe
January – March 2017

Barbara Matejcic, Freelance journalist, editor and researcher, Zagreb
At the End of Life: How We Age and Die in South-Eastern Europe in the Time of Immortality
March – May 2017

Reka Inga Papp, Freelance journalist and anchorperson, Budapest
Real Life Sex Workers – A Complex Reality Beyond The Fallen Angel Concept
April – June 2017

For more information about the selected fellows have a look here.