Call for Applications from PhD Candidates
Greenberg Research Fellowship
Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies
Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship
Deadline Extended: January 15, 2020
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2020-2021 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2020-2021 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2020-2021 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.
Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing PhD candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The recipient will be required to spend one month in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Award decisions for each fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and its potential to advance research with testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive or other unique genocide research resources at USC. Each fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during the stay.
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and genocide research institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. (For more information: cagr.usc.edu.)
USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, Cambodian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 30,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants, including Lion Feuchtwanger, from the Third Reich. The Visual History Archive contains dozens of testimonies in which survivors discuss eugenics, as well as thirteen testimonies of eugenic policies survivors.
To submit an application, please send a cover letter (including proposed dates of residency), CV, proposal abstract (1-3 pages), writing sample, and recommendation letter from your PhD advisor by January 15th, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each submission will be considered for all three fellowships.