FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies


TO APPLY: https://apply.ushmm.org/

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.


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 and 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. 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 funds provided through this award may be
subject to US federal and/or state tax. Please be advised the Center cannot
provide individual tax advice.

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.


Fellowship applications and supporting materials must be received by
November 30, 2013. We will announce decisions in early April 2014. All
applications must be submitted in English via our online application
process at: https://apply.ushmm.org/ 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

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. Please consult our list of Academic Committee

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
(T) 202.314.7829
(F) 202.479.9726


The specific fellowship and length of award are at the Center’s discretion.
For the 2014–15 fellowship year, we will award the following named
The Ben and Zelda Cohen Fellowships
The Fred and Maria Devinki Memorial Fellowships
The Gunzenberger-Reichman Family Fellowship for the Study of the Holocaust
in Slovakia
The Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellowships
The Ina Levine Invitational Fellowship
The William J. Lowenberg Fellowship on America, the Holocaust, and the Jews
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 Senior Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship
The L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro Fellowship
The Sosland Foundation Fellowships
The Diane and Howard Wohl Fellowships
The Lydia and David Zimmern Memorial Fellowship
This list may not include all potential named fellowships and is subject to


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.
Learn more about the Claims Conference's fellowship program at: