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PhD: Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, workshops and fellowships 2013‏

Summer Research Workshops for Scholars
Preliminary applications due October 15, 2012

The Center invites proposals from Workshop Coordinator(s) to conduct two-week research workshops at the Museum during summer 2013. We welcome proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, and law.

Summer Research Workshops provide an environment in which groups of scholars working in closely related areas of study--but with limited previous face-to-face interaction--can gather to discuss a central research question or issue, their research methodologies and findings, the major challenges facing their work, and potential future collaborative scholarly ventures.

Participants have access to approximately 70 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum's extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and a Holocaust survivor database. In addition, participants have access to more than 100 million digitized pages from the holdings of the International Tracing Service (ITS), a collection that holds information on the fates of 17.5 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. Many of these sources have not been examined by scholars, offering unprecedented opportunities to advance the field of Holocaust studies.

The Summer Research Workshop program has a two-stage application process. Stage One is a Preliminary Application, consisting of a one-page single-spaced description of the proposed workshop that details the research project's focus, significance, scope, methods, objectives, and expertise required from potential participants. Stage One applications are due October 15, 2012. Applicants will be notified at the end of October whether they will be invited to submit a Full Proposal in the second round of the competition, with the assistance of Center staff. The deadline for the full proposal is February 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified of the Center's decision by March 1, 2013.

Please address inquiries and applications to Krista Hegburg, Program Officer, University Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at 202.488.0459 or


2013-14 Fellowship Opportunities
Applications due November 30, 2012

The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and welcomes 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.

Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. Immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments will also be considered. Awards are granted on a competitive basis.

The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Center's discretion. Individual awards generally range up to nine months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. 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.

Fellowship applications and supporting materials must be received by November 30, 2012. Decisions will be announced in March 2013. All applications must be submitted in English via an online application process. For complete fellowship competition guidelines and to apply, please go to (

Please address inquiries to Jo-Ellyn Decker, Program Coordinator, Visiting Scholar Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at 202.314.7829 or