The Comité International de Dachau (CID), the international association of the survivors of the concentration camp Dachau, which represents former prisoners from 37 countries, has established a Thesis Award. The Comité is funding the award in memory of the victims of the national-socialist concentration and extermination camps, in particular the concentration camp Dachau. The prize of 6000 Euro will be awarded in 2017 for the first time.
What kind of thesis can be submitted?
The Thesis Award of the Comité International de Dachau will be awarded to exceptional academic work (Magister/Master Theses, PhD Theses and Habilitations/Postdoctoral Qualifications) that deal with the national-socialist regime’s politics of persecution and the history of the concentration camp Dachau as well as its subcamps. The award will also be given to exceptional academic work that engages with the way that national-socialist crimes have been handled by society and (right-wing) populism since the end of the Second World War as well as work that provides impetus for work at commemorative sites and educational work. Unpublished monographic theses in German or English language, whose completion date is less than two years before the deadline of this call for submissions. Work that has not been completed or has already been published will not be considered.
Who can apply?
Researchers from any country can apply, provided that their work meets the above-mentioned thematic and formal criteria. There are no age limits for this application.
How and until when can one apply?
Your application by mail must include the following documents:
- Tabled curriculum vitae;
- List of publications (if applicable);
- List of relevant presentations or talks (if applicable);
- Copies of the thesis to be submitted to the panel (printed on one side, hardcover, line spacing 1.5)
- Summary of the thesis (research question, method, content; up to 6,000 characters including spaces);
- Copies of the academic reviews of the submitted thesis (if available).
The deadline for submissions ends on June 30th 2017 (date of postmark).
Applications for the Thesis Award should be sent to the following address:
Who decides on the award?
Submitted theses that meet the thematic and formal criteria will be reviewed by an independent panel appointed by the Comité International de Dachau. The decision of the panel cannot be appealed and is not subject to legal recourse.
When will the award the given?
The Thesis Award of the Comité International de Dachau will awarded annually, beginning with 2017. The first award will be December 2017.
What else should be kept in mind?
The subsequent publication of the award-winning thesis must include and highlight a reference to the Thesis Award of the Comité International de Dachau.
Sécrétaire General de Comité International de Dachau (CID)
Roger de Taevernier