Exchange of Scholars Competition - USHMM - Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte

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Type: 
Fellowship
Location: 
Germany
Subject Fields: 
Early Modern History and Period Studies, European History / Studies, German History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY MUNICH—
JACK, JOSEPH AND MORTON MANDEL CENTER FOR ADVANCED HOLOCAUST STUDIES EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Accepting applications November 15, 2015, to February 1, 2016 
Decisions will be announced in late March 2016.

The Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich) and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are pleased to announce support for an exchange of scholars-in-residence. This exchange is designed for PhD candidates, early postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty members for the purpose of furthering German-American partnership and commitment to cutting-edge Holocaust-related research.

Applicants to the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History (Germany)  are required to be US citizens (or green-card holders) based at US institutions or universities and working on a Holocaust-related subject who wish to spend up to four months at the Center for Holocaust Studies/Institute for Contemporary History (in Munich and/or Berlin) (external link)during the 2016 calendar year. Applicants to the Mandel Center (United States) are required to be German scholars based at German institutions or universities and working on a Holocaust-related subject who wish to spend up to four months at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, DC, during the 2016 calendar year.

Proposals are welcome from scholars in all relevant disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, psychology, comparative genocide studies, law, and others. Applicants must be PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, or junior faculty who received their PhD in 2011 or after and must be enrolled in or faculty or staff of a degree-granting academic or advanced research institution. Applicants in transition between appointments must provide a detailed explanation.

US applicants should demonstrate a need to utilize the extensive holdings of the Institute for Contemporary History and other important archives in Berlin and/or Munich. Successful applicants are expected to participate in research and discussion groups and to deliver a lecture on their research at the Center for Holocaust Studies. German applicants should demonstrate a need to utilize the extensive holdings of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Successful applicants are expected to participate in the scholarly life of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and to deliver a lecture on their research to Center staff and fellows.

Each institution will provide work space and access to a computer, telephone, and photocopier. Stipends range up to $3,300 per month (and up to the equivalent amount in euros, for US scholars) for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses. Awards include a one-time stipend of $1,450 to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Germany or Washington. Successful applicants are responsible for securing their own accommodations and health insurance. The award does not include support allowances for accompanying family members.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications may be submitted in English or German and should include:

  • A project proposal, not to exceed five single-spaced pages, demonstrating the need to use the resources available at the Institute for Contemporary History or the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
     
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a full list of publications to date.
     
  • Two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out.

All application materials must be received by February 1, 2016.
Decisions will be announced in March 2016. 

CONTACT

Please direct inquiries and applications to:

(German Applicants)
Jo-Ellyn Decker
Program Manager
Visiting Scholar Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(T) 202.314.7829
cahsifzexchange@ushmm.org

(US Applicants)
Dr. Andrea Löw
Stellvertretende Leiterin
Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Leonrodstr. 46 b.
80636 München
Germany
(T) 0049-89-552790710
loew@ifz-muenchen.de
 

Funding for German scholars has been made possible by the Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation (US). Funding for American Scholars has been made possible by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

Contact Info: 

CONTACT

Please direct inquiries and applications to:

(German Applicants)
Jo-Ellyn Decker
Program Manager
Visiting Scholar Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
(T) 202.314.7829
cahsifzexchange@ushmm.org

(US Applicants)
Dr. Andrea Löw
Stellvertretende Leiterin
Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Leonrodstr. 46 b.
80636 München
Germany
(T) 0049-89-552790710
loew@ifz-muenchen.de