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Memorial Museum Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 11:27:08 -0400 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies 2005-2006 FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships to support research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. The Center welcomes approaches by scholars in history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, and other disciplines. Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 25 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation, the Museum's extensive library, oral history, film and photo collections, and Holocaust survivor database, as well as art, artifacts and memoir collections. Many of these have not been examined by scholars, offering unprecedented opportunities to deepen knowledge about the Holocaust and further advance the field of Holocaust studies. The Center is particularly interested in applications the utilize the Museum's significant archival and other holdings relating to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine, as well as major archival fonds of Jewish provenance, including the Ringelblum Archive, the World Jewish Congress, the Jewish Community of Vienna, and other international, state, and local Jewish political, communal, rescue, and relief organizations. In addition to pursuing their individual research projects, fellows at the Center work side by side with other new and established Holocaust scholars from the United States and abroad, enabling them to test their ideas, share their research findings, debate methodological or interpretive approaches, and develop comparative frameworks for their projects. The Center's weekly fellows meetings and senior seminar programs provide unique settings for debate and discussion. Fellows participate in the Center's broad array of scholarly programs and outreach activities at universities and other academic institutions, both locally and nationally. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum serves as America's national institution for Holocaust education and remembrance. The Center supports scholarship and publications in the field of Holocaust studies, promotes the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities, seeks to foster strong relationships between American and international scholars, and initiates programs to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of scholars specializing in the Holocaust. The Center accomplishes its mission through: 1) Research projects and publications that shed new light on significant topics, fill gaps in literature, and facilitate access to study of the Holocaust for scholars and the general public, including publication, in association with Oxford University Press, of the scholarly journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies; 2) The collection and preservation of Holocaust-related archival materials worldwide, to make previously inaccessible sources available for study and new research; 3) The sponsorship of fellowship opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral scholars to work in the Museum's significant archival and other collections, and to help prepare Holocaust-related manuscripts for publication; 4) Seminars for teaching faculty at the college and university level, summer research workshops for scholars, conferences, lectures, and symposia. GENERAL INFORMATION 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. The specific fellowship awarded and the length of the award are at the discretion of the Center. Stipends range up to $3,000 per month. Individual awards are generally granted for one or two semesters, the summer, or the academic year and require a minimum tenure of three consecutive months. Certain fellowships provide for full academic year awards only. Residents of Washington, D.C. receive a modified stipend and term of residency at the Center. All awards include direct travel to and from Washington, D.C. and visa assistance if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. The Center does not provide support allowances for accompanying family members. The Museum provides office space, postage, and access to a computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. Cost-sharing by home institutions or other relevant organizations is encouraged to extend the residency of the applicant at the Museum or to make possible additional research at other institutions in the Unites States and abroad. FELLOWSHIP AWARDS The Center awards the following named fellowships on a competitive basis: 1) The Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars who have received a Ph.D. or the equivalent degree within the last ten years (full academic year) 2) Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowships for Archival Research (3 to 9 months) 3) Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowships (3 to 9 months) 4) The Rosenzweig Fellowship for the Study of the Fate of Jews in Transnistria during the Holocaust (3 to 9 months) 5) Research Fellowships of the Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance (3 to 9 months) 6) The Matthew Family Fellowship for Israeli Scholars (1 to 2 months) 7) The Joyce and Arthur Schechter Fellowship (1 to 2 months) 8) The Douglas and Carol Cohen Postdoctoral Fellowship (full academic year) 9) The Sosland Foundation Fellowship for the Jewish Source Study Initiative (3 to 9 months) 10) The "Life Reborn" Fellowship for Research on Displaced Persons (3 to 9 months) 11) The Yetta and Jacob Gelman Fellowship on the Holocaust in Romania (3 to 9 months) The Center's Fellowships for 2005-2006 are made possible by the generous support of the following individuals and organizations: J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust William S. and Ina Levine Foundation Burton P. and Judith B. Resnick Foundation The Charles H. Revson Foundation Douglas and Carol Cohen The Sosland Foundation William, Charles, and Jeffrey Rosenzweig Joyce and Arthur Schechter Endowment Fund Matthew Family Charitable Trust The Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance The Yetta and Jacob Gelman Foundation APPLICATION PROCESS The postmark deadline for all fellowship applications is November 26, 2004. Decisions will be announced by the end of March 2005. Fellowships may start as early as June 2005 and must be completed no later than September 2006. All applications must be in English and consist of: 1) A completed application form 2) A project proposal not to exceed five single-spaced pages (see application form for guidelines) 3) A curriculum vitae 4) Three letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant's ability to carry it out, to be sent directly to the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (see application form for guidelines) For information on the Center, a general description of the Museum's archival and other holdings, the "Archival Guide to the Collections," and to obtain a fellowship application online, please refer to the Museum's website at www.ushmm.org/research/center. Inquiries regarding archival and other new sources can be made to individual divisions. Applicants should consult www.ushmm.org/research/collections to obtain additional information about Museum resources and related contact information. Please direct any additional inquiries regarding the Center's Visiting Scholars Program to: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Visiting Scholars Program 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington, D.C. 20024-2126 Tel: 202.314.7829 Fax: 202.479.9726 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org -- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E -Mail: email@example.com WWW: http://www.h-museum.net