ifk Junior Fellowship


The ifk Junior Fellowships are intended for...

young Austrian academics doing their dissertations, as well as for non-Austrian doctoral students who are being supervised at an Austrian university. 

The dissertation project must be an interdisciplinary undertaking in the humanities, social sciences or art that addresses the study of culture(s), its issues and methods.

Research projects may, but are not required to, relate to the current ifk research foci.


ifk Junior Fellowships include...

a monthly grant of €1,650 plus rent allowance and a workstation at the ifk with computer and internet access; the receipt of the scholarship is tied to residency at the ifk. Nothing other than minimal part-time employment can be undertaken in addition to the scholarship. The ink does not cover costs associated with health insurance and or social insurance.

Successful applicants can take part in the ifk Junior Fellow Abroad Scholarship Programme for the following academic year. Details about the Junior Fellowship Abroad will be discussed during the Fellowship in Vienna.



ifk Junior Fellowships are granted for one academic year (October 1 to June 30), with the possibility of a scholarship abroad in the following year.



Applications can be submitted in either German or English


Required documents

In addition to the completed online application form (you will find the link here once the next application process has started), you must upload the following documents as ONE merged PDF at the end of the online application

> Dissertation proposal (2,000 words maximum), with your name on the first page (incl. footnotes and a bibliography if applicable)

>  A short core project bibliography (one page maximum! This is not the bibliography of your porposal, but should give an impression of your key references)

> A clear justification why the dissertation should be carried out at the ifk (approx. one page)

> An up to date curriculum vitae with a list of academic publications (if applicable)

> Copy of the degree certificate(s) (scanned)


For more information, please see the informational document as PDF available for download below on this page.
If you have any questions that are not answered in the informational document, on our website or in the online application form itself, then please write to or contact us per telephone: +43 1 504 11 26 2629.


Submission Form


Application Start: 27. November 2023
Application End: 28. January 2024