Milena Jesenská Fellowships for Experienced Journalists. Call for Applications.

The Austria-based Institute for Human Sciences has recently announced  a call for applications to be awarded Milena Jesenská Fellowships for journalists. Milena Jesenská Fellowships are intended as an award for excellence and are directed towards experienced European journalists (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey).

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.

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.

During the forthcoming  fellowship term (July 2018–June 2019) four fellows are invited to spend three months each at the IWM in Vienna, Austria. They 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.

Deadline for applications is 24th of February 2018.

Applications have to be submitted via the online application form including:

All application materials have to be submitted as PDF files!


Milena Jesenská (1896-1944) was an outstanding journalist and mediator between the Czech and German cultures in Bohemia as well as an astute political commentator. She was detained in the Nazi concentration camp in Ravensbrück for her political involvement and resistance, where she died in 1944. She is widely known for her famous correspondence with Franz Kafka.

For more information please visit the official page of call for applications.