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Broadening Academia Initiative

Research Support for Scholars

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative to support research about the Holocaust by North American-based Holocaust scholars who are untenured, contingent, or working outside of academia. Scholars must have earned a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to Holocaust studies and be engaged in original research.

Along with the five programs below, the BAI supports two postdoctoral fellowships: the American University and Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship and the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public History

All BAI programs are made possible by the generous support of The Marcus Foundation Inc.

Please monitor this webpage for new programs and announcements. For more information or inquiries, please email

  • The Virtual Writing Group is designed to provide opportunities for structured writing time, peer review of works in progress, and construction of collaborative scholarly networks.

  • These grants support a week of independent research at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center.

  • These grants provide financial support for scholars to attend and present Holocaust-related topics at professional conferences.

  • Hybrid fellowships are a non-residential research opportunity that offers remote access to the Museum’s digitized archival collections and one week of in-person research.

  • The Writing Retreat provides time and space to work on original research projects and build a community of Holocaust scholars.