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10. December 2022 08:00 - 13. January 2023 23:59
FellowshipsCall for Fellowships 2023/24
Fellowships 2023/24 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) (german version below) The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2022/2023. The VWI is an academic institution dedicate...Weiterlesen...
10. December 2022 08:00 - 31. January 2023 23:00
CfP - WorkshopsThe 1952 German-Jewish Settlement and Beyond. New Perspectives on Reparations During and After the Cold War
On 10 September 1952, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Israel, and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany signed a historic agreement in Luxembourg, according to which Germany was to pay Israel the costs for “the heavy burden of resettling so great a num...Weiterlesen...
14. December 2022 17:00
VWI invites/goes to...Patrick Bernhard: Nordafrika und der Holocaust: Plädoyer für eine Verflechtungsgeschichte von Nationalsozialismus und Kolonialismus
VWI goes to Arbeitskreis Kulturanalyse and University of Vienna Bis heute ist die Frage nach dem Zusammenhang von Kolonialismus und Nationalsozialismus hoch umstritten. Mein Vortrag stellt sich dem Problem auf neue Weise. Anstatt wie bisher üblich Vergleiche zu ziehen zwischen der de...Weiterlesen...
10. January 2023 16:00
VWI invites/goes to...Christoph Dieckmann: Shoah, Warfare and Occupation 1938-1945
 VWI goes to Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies  Historians have long examined the complex, close relationship between the Holocaust and the German war effort. Using Lithuania as a case study, Dieckmann takes a new look at this relationship that includes...Weiterlesen...
11. January 2023 16:00
VWI invites/goes to...Violeta Davoliūtė: The Holocaust Perpetrator in Local Memory. Case Studies from Lithuania in European Perspective
VWI goes to the Institute of Culture Studies and Theater History (ÖAW/IKT) The outbreak of communal violence against Jews catalysed by the German invasion of the USSR continues to raise controversy. Research on the testimonies of Jewish survivors and previously inaccessible Soviet ar...Weiterlesen...
18. January 2023 18:00
VWI invites/goes to...Yulia Abibok: Victims, Perpetrators and "Our Guys". Interethnic Relations and Mass Massacres in Eastern Galicia
VWI goes to University of Vienna – Institute for Eastern European History This talk explores the history of atrocities committed during the Second World War in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland from local and personal perspectives of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders. The research ...Weiterlesen...

Senior Fellowships 2022/2023 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)


The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its senior fellowships for the academic year 2022/2023.


The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Federal Chancellery 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.


Distinguished scholars who have completed their PhDs, have produced works of scholarship and have long-standing experience working at universities or academic institutions are eligible to apply for a senior fellowship. Senior fellows will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the Institute. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the Institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at the Institute. Senior fellows are expected to support the Institute’s academic work and provide research advice and support to junior fellows. Senior fellows are further expected to contribute to the academic culture of Vienna, e.g., by giving guest lectures and seminars at academic institutions. Senior fellows must be regularly present at the VWI.


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. 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. At the end of their stay, fellows are required to submit a research paper which will be peer-reviewed and published in VWI’s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation.


Senior fellowships are awarded for a duration of minimum five months. Fellows will have a working place and internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 700) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500 available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the Institute, where applicable.


Senior fellows will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI.


Applications may be submitted in English or German and must include the following documents:


  • completed application form,
  • a detailed description of the research project, including the research objectives, an overview of existing research on the topic and methodology (12,000 characters max.),
  • a list of publications and a CV with a photo (optional).
  • Please send your application in electronic format (in one integral *.pdf-file) with the subject header “VWI Research Fellowships 2022/2023” and submit it by 14 January 2022 to:

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If you do not get confirmation that we have received your proposal, please contact us.

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