Bronisław Geremek Fellowships 2013 - 2014

Bronisław Geremek Fellowships 2013 - 2014 at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Instytut Nauk o Czlowieku), Vienna

Questions should be asked to coordinator of the programme Mary Niklas:

Call for Applications
Bronisław Geremek (1932 - 2008), a scholar, intellectual and politician, a passionate Pole and
exemplary European, was a source of intellectual inspiration as well as a model for prudent action and moral decency for many. Geremek was a supporter of the IWM almost from its inception and a member of its Board of Patrons until his death. The fellowship program commemorates his name and his work.

1. Objective
The Bronisław Geremek Fellowship program aims to foster the study and reflection of the Polish
national heritage in the context of European tradition. The fellowships will enable Polish senior and junior researchers to work on a research project of their choice and to become members of the international, multidisciplinary community of scholars at the IWM. They are open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences; research proposals related to one of the Institute's main research fields are strongly encouraged (for details please see

2. Conditions
Bronisław Geremek Fellows will be invited to spend the academic year 2013/14 (ten months from September 2013 to June 2014) at the IWM to pursue their research projects while working in residence. Senior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 3,800 per month and Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 1,800 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals related to their stays in Vienna. In addition, the IWM provides the fellows with a personal office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge. The fellows will join the scholarly community and participate in the activities of the Institute.

3. Eligibility

Candidates for the Bronisław Geremek Senior Visiting Fellowship
· must be Polish citizens or permanently reside in Poland
· must hold a senior academic or research position in the humanities or social sciences, at least Associate Professor level or equivalent
· must be experienced researchers with documented achievements in their respective fields
· must not be older than 60 years

Candidates for the Bronisław Geremek Junior Visiting Fellowship
· must be Polish citizens or permanently reside in Poland
· must currently pursue a doctoral degree or have recently obtained a Ph.D. in any discipline in
the humanities or social sciences
· must not be older than 35 years

The Bronisław Geremek Fellowship is financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

4. Application
The application consists of the following materials:
1. the application form (please download from
2. a concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages, double-spaced, A4) including
- the academic problem(s) addressed
- critical consideration of current relevant literature
- research goals and expected results
- work and time schedule (if the duration of the project exceeds the ten-month term at the IWM, please indicate which part will be completed during the fellowship)
3. a curriculum vitae and list of publications
4. two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant's academic work (for junior fellows only)

Deadline for application is February 15, 2013 (date of receipt)

Please send your application to:
Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM)
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien

Or by e-mail to:
Subject: Bronisław Geremek Fellowship
(Please send your application material as a PDF file)

5. Selection
The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts consisting of:
Marcin Król, Professor of the History of Ideas, Warsaw University
Paweł Potoroczyn, Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw
Timothy D. Snyder, Professor of History, Yale University; Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences
Jerzy Szacki, Professor of Sociology, Warsaw School of Social Psychology
Adam Zagajewski, poet, Professor at the Committee for Social Thought, University of Chicago
Applicants will be notified of the jury decision in late spring 2013.
The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.