Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists

Deadline: 28 March 2015
Open to: experienced European journalists / journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey
Fellowship: a stipend of EUR 7,500, an office space, travel grant for project-related research trips


The Milena Jesenská Fellowship Program, named after the Czech journalist, writer, and translator Milena Jesenská (1896-1944), offers European journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. The call is directed towards cultural journalists, with the term “cultural” being interpreted in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of intellectual and artistic fields. However, applicants’ work may also deal with societal issues of European relevance and be related to one of IWM’s research fields.

During the next fellowship term (July 2015 – June 2016) four selected fellows will spend three months at the IWM, Institute for Human Sciences, in Vienna, Austria.


Milena Jesenská Fellowships are intended to experienced European journalists / journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. They must have worked in print, broadcast or online journalism for several years and must have an outstanding professional record.


They fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 7,500. In addition, the IWM provides them with a personal office including access to internet, administrative and research facilities as well as other services free of charge. Travel grants of up to EUR 1,900 can be paid for project-related research trips.


Applications have to be submitted via the online application form and should include:

  • a concise project proposal in English (max. 8,000 characters incl. spaces) with a description of the intended outcome (book, article(s), film, TV or radio broadcast etc.);
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a list of publications.

The deadline to apply is 28 March 2015.

For further information please visit the official website.

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