Fellowships for Scholars from Ukraine – the "Ukraine and the Transformation of Eastern Europe Fellowship Program"

Together with their partners, the association “1989” and the Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET) are offering 6 fellowships for outstanding Ukrainian scholars, funded by the City of Vienna.


Completed PhD degree (or equivalent) in History, Sociology, Economics, or a comparable field.

Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Interest and experience in one of the following research fields:

  • Labor relations and transformation “from below”
  • Economic thought and reform politics
  • Migration and transnationalism
  • Social movements and volunteerism
  • Cultural transformations

Candidates should be residents of Austria.


Selected fellows will be invited to spend between 1 and 4 months at RECET or one of its partner institutions between October 2023 and January 2024.

The Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 5.000 in total (for the entire fellowship period) to cover accommodation, living expenses, health insurance and any incidentals related to their stay in Vienna. According to the needs of the candidate, the stipend can be stretched to 2 months (2.500 Euro/month), 3 or 4 months. RECET will provide the fellows with office space and access to administrative and personal support.

The Fellows must spend the duration of their fellowship in Vienna.


Applications must be submitted via e-mail to Irena Remestwenski <irena.remestwenski(at)univie.ac.at>. They should include the following documents:

  • research project proposal (max. 2 pages)
  • curriculum vitæ
  • list of publications

All materials should be in English.

The application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2023.


Finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants are notified of the jury decision in due time. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions, nor to provide applicants individual feedback on their applications.


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