Call for Applications: Józef Tischner Fellowships 2008

The Austrian Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaft am Menschen, IWM) and the Foundation for Polish Science have established a cooperative agreement in support of young researchers returning to Poland.

                 About Józef Tischner
 Józef Tischner (1931-2000) was one of the most eminent contemporary Polish philosophers. He was the founder and dean of the Krakowian Papal Academy of Theology and lectured at the Jagiellonian University and the State High School of Theatre in Krakow. He wrote and published more than 600 articles and books. Józef Tischner was an exceptional moral authority and, at the same time, one of the most famous, brilliant, and beloved figures in Polish public life. He was Solidarity's first chaplain. Professor Tischner was a founding member, president, and non-resident permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences.


One Józef Tischner Fellowship per year is granted to a young Polish or Polish-American researcher. This six-month fellowship is open to all academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and will enable a doctoral or postdoctoral scholar to work in Vienna on a research project of her/his choice that is related to one of the IWM's main research fields. The fellow will also be expected to participate in the scholarly community and activities of the IWM.

{access view=guest}Access to the full article is free, but requires you to register. Registration is simple and quick – all we need is your name and a valid e-mail address. We appreciate your interest in bridges.{/access} {access view=!guest} The next Józef Tischner Fellow will be invited to spend a six-month term from July to December 2008 at the IWM to pursue her/his research project while working in residence. The fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of €8,000. to cover accommodations, living expenses, travel, health insurance, and incidentals during the stay at the Institute. Furthermore, the IWM will provide an office with a personal computer, access to the Internet, in-house research facilities, and other relevant resources in Vienna.

Józef Tischner Fellows are eligible for a grant under the HOMING Program of the Foundation for Polish Science.

Application is not limited exclusively to Polish citizens or scholars permanently residing in Poland, but also to Polish-American scholars who are currently pursuing or have recently earned their Ph.D. and are under 35 years old.

A jury of experts will evaluate the applications and select the finalist. Members of the jury are: Marcin Król (Warsaw), Krzysztof Michalski (Vienna/Boston; IWM), Wiktor Osiatynski (Warsaw/Budapest), Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek (Krakow).

The application deadline is December 23, 2007. Applicants will be notified of the jury's decision in spring 2008.

The Józef Tischner Fellowship program is generously supported by grants from the
Pope John Paul II Foundation, Open Society Institute (Zug), Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc., New York

For further information please visit:
Foundation for Polish Science: www.fnp.org.pl
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