For ABD Students: The US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowship

September 6, 2013 – 3:25 pm



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

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: 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 pages
* 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 Members.

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