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Harriman Residency for a Displaced Ukrainian Writer
October 9, 2023

Displaced Ukrainian writers (journalists, translators, novelists, poets, playwrights, graphic novelists) are invited to apply for the residential position of Harriman Writer in Residence at the Austrian Society for Literature, in partnership with the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria. The residency is jointly supported by the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and the Austrian Society for Literature (der ÖGfL). This program provides support for writers who have had to leave their homes due to the extreme circumstances of the War in Ukraine.

The six-month residency includes a stipend of 18,000 EUR (paid in monthly installments), housing, visa and administrative support, and a small office space at the Austrian Society for Literature, from January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024. The residency offers time and space to one writer working on a long-term project. The participant will be invited to contribute to the activities at the Austrian Society for Literature, the Institute for Human Sciences and the Harriman Institute. These can take the form of public lectures about their work, exhibits, podcasts, workshops, or conferences.

To apply, please complete the application form. Candidates will be asked to submit a short CV, a writing sample in English of no more than 20 pages (if the English version is a translation, please also include the sample in its original language), and a 1 page project proposal indicating what they intend to work on while in residence at the Austrian Society for Literature.

The application deadline is November 1, 2023.

Questions may be addressed to Mark Andryczyk ( at the Harriman Institute’s Ukrainian Studies Program.


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