The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies

invites applications for a


For advanced students in Poland


Due to the current public health emergency, the Wirth Institute has had to make the difficult decision to cancel all doctoral research fellowship competitions currently underway. It is planned that the competitions will be reopened in Spring, 2021 for Academic Year 2021-22. 
We encourage all interested and eligible applicants to apply again next year and thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.


The Polish Doctoral Research Fellowship is tenable at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The Fellowship is valued at CAN $ 27,600.00 and will be paid in equal monthly installments at the beginning of each month.

The successful candidate will hold this fellowship at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, and is expected to be actively engaged in Ph.D. thesis research. Successful candidates are also expected to participate in the Institute's cultural, scholarly and academic activities, particularly the development of academic relationships with institutions in Poland.

Young scholars from any discipline in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts are invited to apply. Candidates should be Polish citizens at Ph.D. (all-but-dissertation) level and have an excellent command of spoken and written English as well as a sound reading knowledge of either German or another central European language. A proven research record (ideally in the form of publications), would be an asset.

The University of Alberta welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities.

Applicants should submit a short English-language description (maximum 500 words) of their research project, a full curriculum vitae, and the names of two references as one single file with first name, last name, and country included in the file name (i.e. John_Smith_Poland.PDF). Application should be submitted in e-mail to rawright@ualberta.ca.

Application deadline: 13 APRIL 2020

Finalists in the competition for this fellowship will be interviewed in Wroclaw on May 21 or in Gdansk on May 25 by the Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. Successful candidates will be advised by e-mail beforehand of the specific date, time and place of the interview. Due to the large number of applicants, we regret that unsuccessful candidates may not receive a notification of their status.