This competition has now closed.
The Institute for Contemporary History (Institut für Zeitgeschichte) of Munich/Berlin, Germany, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies are pleased to announce support for an exchange of scholars-in-residence. This exchange is designed for PhD candidates, early postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty members for the purpose of furthering German-American partnership and commitment to cutting-edge Holocaust-related research.
The Institute for Contemporary History and the Museum invite applications from (1) US citizens (or green-card holders) working on a Holocaust-related subject who wish to spend up to four months at the Institut during the 2013 calendar year; and (2) German scholars working on a Holocaust-related subject who wish to spend up to four months at the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies during the 2013 calendar year.
Proposals are welcome from scholars in all relevant disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others. Applications are limited to PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty who received their PhDs in May 2008 or after. Applicants must be enrolled in, or faculty or staff of a degree-granting academic or advanced research institution; applicants in transition between appointments must provide a detailed explanation.
US applicants should demonstrate a need to utilize the extensive holdings of the Institute for Contemporary History and other important archives in Munich and/or Berlin. Successful applicants are expected to participate in research and discussion groups and to deliver a lecture on their research at the Institut.
German applicants should demonstrate a need to utilize the extensive holdings of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Successful applicants are expected to participate in the scholarly life of the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and to deliver a lecture on their research to Center staff and fellows.
Each institution will provide work space and access to a computer, telephone, and photocopier. Stipends range up to $3,100 per month (or the equivalent in euros) for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses; awards also include a one-time stipend of $1,200 (or the equivalent in euros) to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Germany or Washington. Successful applicants are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. The award does not include support allowances for accompanying family members.
Applications and supporting materials must be received by December 15, 2012. Decisions will be announced in January 2013. Applications may be submitted in English or German and should include:
- A project proposal, not to exceed five single-spaced pages, that demonstrates the need to use the resources available at the Institut or the Museum
- A curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a full list of publications to date
- Two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out
Please direct inquiries and applications to:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming
Visiting Scholar Programs
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum