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Visiting Scholar Programs - 2018-2019 Fellowships

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Scholars
For the Support of Holocaust Research

GrantWatch ID#: 163510
Agency Type:

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

11/15/17 11:59 PM EST

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Fellowships of up to $3,700 per month to USA, Canada, and International scholars for the support of serious research and writing about the Holocaust. Applicants must apply early with attached references.

Proposals are welcome from scholars in all fields, including but not limited to: anthropology, archeology, art history, geography, film studies, German studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others. 

Fellowship winners will have access to flexible work space stations, computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. The Mandel Center’s activities span both the fifth floor of the Washington Museum and the David and Fela Shapell Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

Stipends range up to $3,700 per month for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses and are subject to US tax law.  Awards include a stipend to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Washington, DC.

The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective.

The Mandel 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.

Stipends range up to $3,700 per month; individual awards generally range up to eight months. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area receive a reduced stipend of $1,850 per m0nth.

2018–19 Fellowships may start as early as September 1, 2018, and must be completed no later than December 31, 2019. 

The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers within five years of receiving their Ph.D., and scholars more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. as well as senior scholars. 

Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, scholars early in their career are especially encouraged to apply.

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.  Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; Material culture; America and the Holocaust,  projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.  

Applicants who have received a fellowship award from the Mandel Center in previous cycles may not re-apply unless seven years have passed since the end date of their previous residency.

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 Mandel Center does not provide support allowances for accompanying family members.  

All materials, including letters of recommendation are due on November 15, 2017. 

Once you submit your application, the system will automatically e-mail your references with instructions on how to submit their letters of recommendation. Please keep in mind that your references cannot submit their letters until you submit your application. Therefore, it is better to submit your application early so that the references will be contacted, and then return to your application to make any necessary edits and/or upload the correct CV and project proposal. All edits must be made by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 15, 2017.

Successful project proposals should highlight the resources available at the Museum that scholars will need to access in order to support their research. An addendum listing these resources may be attached in addition to the five-page project proposal. Important resources may also be referenced in the body of the project proposal. Click link to search the Museum’s holdings:  http://collections.ushmm.org/search/

Decisions for the 2018–19 Fellowship Competition will be announced in late April, 2018.

Application Instructions:
https://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/fellowship-competition 

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to begin application process: https://apply.ushmm.org/users/sign_up

Please direct inquiries to:

Jo-Ellyn Decker, Program Manager
Visiting Scholar Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Tel: 202.314.7829
Fax: 202.479.9726
vscholars@ushmm.org

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