Call for applicants for Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: 6 February 2017


Journalists from European countries as well as Turkey, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan can apply for a research fellowship in Austria.

Sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, in German), the Milena Jesenská Fellowship enables journalists who write about culture or societal issues of European relevance to take time out of the newsroom for research projects.


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.


Fellows receive a EUR7,500 stipend and spend three months at IWM in Vienna. Travel grants of up to EUR1,900 can be paid for research trips to neighboring countries.


Applicants must have several years of experience in print, broadcast or online journalism.


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

  • a concise project proposal in English (max. 8,000 characters incl. spaces) with a description of the intended outcome (book, article(s), film, TV or radio broadcast etc.)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a list of publications

Please submit all your application materials as PDF files.


For more information and application, visit the official website.