AT THE VIENNA WIESENTHAL INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES (VWI)
The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for
the academic year 2015/2016.
The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, ra-
cism and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI re-
ceives funding from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy as well as the City of
Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its ante-
cedents and its aftermath.
Research projects are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests of the VWI. Within this
parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. Fellows will
have access to the archives of the institute, now under development. It is expected that fellows will
make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be
the subject of formal fellows’ discussions and will be presented to the wider public at regular inter-
Funding is available for
• two senior fellows,
• two research fellows and
• four junior fellows
to work at the institute for a duration of between six and eleven months.