Milena Jesenská Fellowships: and the selected journalists are…


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 2014 – June 2015) the four selected fellows are invited to spend three months each at the IWM in Vienna, Austria. They will receive a stipend of EUR 7,500. In addition, the IWM provides them with a personal 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.

Benjamin Cunningham, Freelance Journalist, Prag
Topic: Roma and the New Nationalism
August – October 2014

Victor Martinovich, Deputy editor-in-chief, BelGazeta, Minsk
Topic: Marc Chagall, Long Way Home
October – December 2014

Judit Klein, Freelance Journalist, Pecs
Thema: Preserving the Freedom of the Press
Januar – März 2015

Albena Shkodrova, Editor-in-chief, Bacchus, Leuven
Thema: Kitchen Dissidents and Other Communist Gourmet Stories
April – Juni 2015

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