Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) Digital Humanism Fellowship 2022

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) Digital Humanism Fellowship 2022

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Applications are open for the Digital Humanism Fellowship 2022. The Fellowship aims to describe, analyze, and influence the complex interplay of technology and humankind, envisaging a better society and life in the digitized era.

The program is run by the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in cooperation with Hannes Werthner, one of the leading experts in the field and initiator of the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism. Senior and Junior Visiting Fellows are invited to the Institute to explore the urgent intellectual challenges at the complex interplay of humans and machines. During their stay at the Institute, they work on crucial topics in the field, pursue interdisciplinary research, and organize lectures and discussions reaching out to the public audience in Vienna and beyond.

Cost

  • Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of EUR 2,700 per month to cover accommodation, living expenses, health insurance and any incidentals related to their stay in Vienna.
  • In addition, the IWM provides her/him with office space including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as an in-house lunch and other services free of charge.
  • Travel expenses of up to EUR 1,000 can be reimbursed.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have obtained a PhD not longer than four years ago at the time of application.
  • Candidates are expected to pursue research on digitization’s intersection with societal, economic, and geopolitical dimensions, as well as other relevant research foci from the humanities and social sciences.

Application

Applications have to be submitted via the Embark platform, including the following documents:

  • A research proposal in English (max. 7,500 characters incl. spaces), containing a description of the project’s
    • objectives
    • the state of the art
    • methods
    • a work plan
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications
  • A letter of recommendation by a scholar familiar with the applicant’s academic work

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Digital Humanism Fellowship.

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