Call for Applications – USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
2017-2018 Center Research Fellowship
Deadline: October 15, 2016
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2017-2018 Center Research Fellowship.
The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive holds over 53,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China. The fellowship also provides for a dedicated intern to assist with research-related tasks. The recipient will be required to spend one semester in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2017- 2018 academic year.
Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal, its potential to advance research within the field of Holocaust and genocide studies, and the distinguished achievements of the candidate. The chosen fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh research perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during his or her stay.
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and genocide institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. While the Center encourages and fosters innovative scholarly research from all areas of genocide studies, it is particularly interested in the following themes: the interdisciplinary study of resistance to mass violence and genocide; interdisciplinary research on violence, emotion, and behavioral change; and digital genocide research. Click here to learn more about the Center.
To submit an application, please send a cover letter, CV, and research proposal (max. 3 pages) discussing the topic, methodological approach, and relevant USC resources by October 15th, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wolf Gruner, Director
Emilie Garrigou-Kempton, Academic Relations and Outreach Officer
Martha Stroud, Research Program Officer
Shefali Deshpande, Program Specialist
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research