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Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Announces Fellowship Opportunities


The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for
the academic year 2013/2014, beginning October 1, 2013.

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism
and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon 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 are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests of the VWI. Within this
parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. Fellows will
have access to the archives of the institute, now under development. It is expected that fellows will
make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be
the subject of formal fellows' discussions and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals.
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.

With its fellowships, the VWI seeks to encourage communication and academic exchange among the
fellows, providing an additional benefit beyond their research work. The fellows are expected to further
the institute's academic work and provide each other with advice and support in their research
projects. Fellows must be regularly present at the VWI.

Fellows will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI.
Please attach your application in electronic format (on one *.pdf-file) to an email and submit it by
February 17th, 2013 to: fellowship [at]

Please see the information sheets on the different fellowships for further particulars on application
modalities, aims, selection process and grant sums. These can also be downloaded from the
homepage of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI),

General information in English and German is available here.