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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others.
About The Fellowships
The Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Because a principle focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments.
The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to nine consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective.
Stipends range up to $3,500 per month for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses and are subject to US tax law. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area receive a reduced stipend of $1,750 per month. Awards include a stipend to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Washington, DC. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area do not receive a travel stipend.
The Center is able to provide visa assistance to fellows and their dependents, if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. We do not provide support allowances for accompanying family members.
The Center provides work space and access to a computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. We encourage cost-sharing by home institutions or other relevant organizations to extend the residency of the applicant at the Center or to make possible additional research at other institutions in the Unites States and abroad.
The Application Process
Fellowship applications and supporting materials must be received by November 30, 2012. We will announce decisions in March 2013. All applications must be submitted in English via an online application process and must include the following:
- An online application form
- A project proposal, in PDF format, not to exceed five single-spaced pages
- A curriculum vitae summary, in PDF format, not to exceed four single-spaced pages
- Two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out. Members of the Academic Committee of the United States Memorial Council may not write letters of recommendation. For a list of Academic Committee members, go to ushmm.org/research/center/intro/academic/.
To submit an application, please click here.
Please direct inquiries to:
Jo-Ellyn Decker, Program Coordinator
Visiting Scholar Programs
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
The specific fellowship and length of award are at the Center’s discretion. For the 2013–14 fellowship year, we will award the following named fellowships:
- The Ben and Zelda Cohen Fellowships
- The Cummings Foundation Fellowships
- The Everett and Marian Gordon Fellowship
- The Gunzenberger-Reichman Family Fellowship for the Study of the Holocaust in Slovakia
- The Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellowships
- Research Fellowships of the Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance
- The William S. and Ina Levine Foundation
- The Matthew Family Fellowship
- The Raab Foundation Fellowships
- The Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowship
- The Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowship
- The J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust
- The L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro Fellowship
- The Sosland Foundation Fellowships
- The Takiff Family Foundation Fellowship
- The Diane and Howard Wohl Fellowships
Applicants to the Center's annual fellowship competition may also be interested in the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany's Saul Kagan Fellowships. Kagan Fellows present their work to Center staff and fellows at the Museum on a biennial basis.
Please note these are separate fellowship programs. You may not hold a Center fellowship concurrently with other funded fellowships.
To learn more about the Claims Conference's fellowship program, please click here.