Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists – Monthly Stipend of EUR 2,500

Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists – Monthly Stipend of EUR 2,500

Deadline: March 28, 2016

The Milena Jesenská Fellowship Program offers European journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. The Fellowships are intended as an award for excellence.

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 main research fields.


  • Four Fellows will be invited to spend three months each at the IWM in Vienna, Austria during the next fellowship term (July 2016 – June 2017).
  • Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 2,500 per month.
  • In addition, the IWM provides them with an 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.


  • Open to experienced European journalists (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey).
  • Applicants must have worked in print, broadcast or online journalism for several years and must have an outstanding professional record.
  • Applications by entry-level journalists or students will be rejected.

Application Process

Online application should be submitted with the following:

  • 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.

Please submit all your application materials as PDF files.

For more information, visit Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Journalists.