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Ukraine Emergency Call

from Friday, 5. May 2023 -  08:00
to Friday, 30. June 2023 - 23:59


In 2023, in light of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the City of Vienna again provides rapid and uncomplicated assistance to those Ukrainian researchers and historians who now find themselves war refugees.

The VWI is pleased to announce that it will take part and contribute to this important initiative. Having thankfully received €35,000 in funding, the VWI is now offering short-term emergency support fellowships ranging from one up to a maximum of four months aimed at PhD students as well as established scholars in the field(s) of Holocaust and Genocide Studies or Jewish Studies.

The goal of the Ukraine Emergency Call is to support Ukrainian scholars who had/have to flee their country by enabling them to carry out a scientific project using the VWI’s resources in Vienna. Eligible candidates must currently be affiliated with a Ukrainian university and/or research institute or at least have received one or more of their academic credentials from such an institution. The fellowship recipients are expected to spend their fellowship on site at the VWI in Vienna.

The VWI will cover the cost of living for research stays up to a maximum of four months as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). Expenses are covered following the regular VWI Fellowship Programmes. Other project-related expenses or overheads cannot be covered by the Ukraine Emergency Call. Fellowship recipients will be provided with an office space including internet access, an in-house research library as well as research opportunities with materials from the VWI’s archival collections.


Applications (in English or German) should include the following documents:

Application Form
• Copy of the Applicant's Passport


Please submit your complete application by 30 June 2023.


Upon receipt, your application will be checked to ensure that it complies with the formal criteria. You will receive an e-mail confirmation once this initial step has been successfully completed.

In a second step, your application will be reviewed and evaluated in a fast-track review process by the VWI’s jury. The decision to award the fellowships will be based on the jury’s recommendations. Please note that the jury is neither required to publicly justify its decisions, nor to provide applicants with individual feedback.

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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) is funded by:


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