Fellowships 2012/2013 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

Deadline: 28 April 2012
Open to: 1)PhD candidates, 2)scholars who have completed their Ph.D.s and have published works in their research field, 3)qualified scholars who have completed their Ph.D.s, have authored exceptional academic publications and have been working at a university or academic institution for several years
Fellowship: Monthly stipend, accomodation and cover for the trip costs

Description

Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.

Research projects focus on a topic relevant to the research interests of the VWI. Within this parameter, theme, approach and methodology are the choice of the applicant. Fellows will have access to the archives of the institute, now under development. It is expected that fellows will exploit relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be the subject of formal fellow’s discussion and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals.

Eligibility

Funding is available for

  • two senior fellows,
  • two research fellows and
  • four junior fellows

to work at the institute for a duration of between six and twelve months.

Senior fellowships will be awarded to qualified scholars who have completed their Ph.D.s, have authored exceptional academic publications and have been working at a university or academic institution for several years.

Research fellowships will be awarded to scholars who have completed their Ph.D.s and have published works in their research field.

Junior fellowships will be awarded to Ph.D. candidates.

Fellowship

Junior fellowships are awarded for a duration of between six and twelve months. Junior fellows will have a work station at the VWI with computer and internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 1,200.-. In addition, junior fellows who are not Vienna residents will receive additional accommodation funding of € 340.- per month. VWI will also cover the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500.- available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the institute, where applicable.

Research fellowships are awarded for a duration of between six and twelve months. They will have a work station at the VWI with computer and internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,200.-. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 800) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500.- available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the institute, where applicable.

Senior fellowships are awarded for a duration of between six and twelve months. Fellows will have a work station at the VWI with computer and internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500.-. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 800.-) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500.- available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the institute, where applicable.

Application

Applications may be submitted in English or German and must include the following documents:

Junior Fellowship

– a description of the research project, including the research objectives, an overview of existing research on the topic and methodology (1,500 words max.),
– two letters of recommendation, including an evaluation of the research project, by academically qualified persons who are familiar with the applicant’s academic research, to be enclosed with the application,
– list of publications,

– up-to-date Europass-CV,
– completed and signed application form.

Please attach your application in electronic format (*.pdf) to an email with the subject header “VWI Junior Fellowships 2012/2013” and submit it by April 28, 2012 to:
[email protected]

Researcher Fellowship

– outline of the research project (1,500 words max.), indicating proposed length of fellowship (between six and twelve months),
– CV and
– a list of publications.

Please attach your application in electronic format (*.pdf) to an email with the subject header “VWI Research Fellowships 2012/2013” and submit it by April 28, 2012 to:
[email protected]

Senior Fellowship

– outline of the research project (1,500 words max.), indicating proposed length of fellowship (between six and twelve months),
– CV and
– a list of publications.

Please attach your application in electronic format (*.pdf) to an email with the subject header “VWI Senior Fellowships 2012/2013” and submit it by April 28, 2012 to:
[email protected]

Application forms are available in the information sheets on the different fellowships at The Official Website.

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