Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists


The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) in Vienna announces a new call for applications for Milena Jesenská Fellowships, 2015-2016. The programme addresses experienced European journalists who write on cultural topics, the term “cultural” being interpreted in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of intellectual and artistic fields. Applicants’ work may also deal with societal issues of European relevance related to one of IWM’s research fields.

Four selected fellows will be invited to spend three months at the IWM in Vienna, during July 2015 – June 2016. They will receive a stipend in the amount of EUR 7,500. In addition, the IWM provides the fellows with a personal office, 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.

Deadline for applications: 28 March 2015

Applications have to be submitted via the online application form including:

· a concise project proposal in English with a description of the intended outcome
· a curriculum vitae
· a list of publications

For further details, have a look here!

Milena Jesenská (1896-1944) was an outstanding journalist and mediator between the Czech and German cultures in Bohemia as well as an astute political commentator. She was detained in the Nazi concentration camp in Ravensbrück for her political involvement and resistance, where she died in 1944. She is widely known for her famous correspondence with Franz Kafka.