The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and
writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive
basis. The Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all relevant
disciplines including history, political science, literature, Jewish
studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies,
law and others.
Visiting scholars at the Center have access to more than 49 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum's extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and Holocaust survivor database. Many of these sources have not been examined by scholars, offering unprecedented opportunities to deepen knowledge about the Holocaust and further advance the field of Holocaust studies.
Fellows also have access to the digitized records of the International Tracing Service (ITS) relating to the fates of more than 17 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. This collection contains over 30 million pages of documents and 50 million name cards from the ITS Central Name Index.
In addition to pursuing their own 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.
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.
The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at
the discretion of the Center. Individual awards generally range
up to nine months of residency. A minimum tenure of three consecutive
months is required. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven
most effective. Stipends range up to $3,500 per month. Residents
of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area receive a modified stipend
and term of residency at the Center.
All awards include a stipend to offset the cost of 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 work space 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.
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