EHRI Fellowships in Holocaust Studies

Deadline: 30 June 2016/ 31 March 2017/ 31 December 2017
Open to: researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources, working at institutions established in member (the EU-28) and associate states
Fellowship: includes housing, living and travel expenses

Description

European Union is funding EHRI fellowships to support researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources for undertaking research at one or more of the EHRI partner institutions in the field of Holocaust Studies. The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities know-how. EHRI’s mission is to support the Holocaust research community by building a digital infrastructure and facilitating human networks. The duration applicants can apply for is flexible – the minimum unit for stays is one week, while very long stays over 4-6 weeks will remain exceptional.

Eligibility

  • Researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources
  • Applicants working at institutions established in member (the EU-28) and associate states (Iceland; Norway; Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Turkey; Israel; Moldova; Switzerland (partial association); Faroe Islands; Ukraine)
  • Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship

EHRI fellowships includes:

  • A stipend for housing and living expenses as well as travel to and from the inviting institution;
  • Recipients are responsible for securing visas if necessary;
  • Fellows will have access to the research infrastructure of the respective EHRI partner institution including access to a computer;
  • The fellow may extend the stay at his/her own expense and in accordance with the host institution and visa regulations;
  • Fellows will be expected to spend 3 days a week at the host institution to conduct research on their research project.

How to apply?

All application materials must be submitted in English. The application must include the following:

  • A completed application form;
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages);
  • A four to five page (1,250 to maximum – ! – 1,500 words) detailed research project proposal related to the Holocaust (including its antecedents and aftermath) that the applicant plans to undertake during the term of the fellowship as well as an explanation of which institution(s) an applicant wishes to apply to and why this choice fits the chosen research topic;
  • A letter of recommendation from a reputable academic who is familiar with the applicant’s work;
  • Applicants must also designate a second recommender in the application form.

All application material can be sent as an email attachment in DOC or PDF format to [email protected]. EHRI is offering an open call, with evaluation cut-off dates every nine months, i.e. on 30 September 2015, 30 June 2016, 31 March 2017 and finally on 31 December 2017 – any proposal submitted after the evaluation cut-off date will automatically be included in the following evaluation round.

For further information please visit the official website.