Holocaust Studies Fellowship from PhD Candidates in Eastern or Central Europe

Deadline: 30 September 2011
Open to: researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources from Central and Eastern Europe
Fellowship: Fellowships include 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.

EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) invites applications for its fellowship programme for 2012. The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust. The fellowships intend to support researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources. Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply.

Description

The EHRI consortium consists of nineteen partners from thirteen European countries including Israel. The participating organizations (twenty in all) are research institutions, libraries, archives, museums and memorial sites.
Fellows will have access to the research infrastructure of the respective EHRI partner institution including access to a computer. The average length of the researcher’s stay is 4 weeks, but 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. Research at other institutions in the vicinity of the respective host is encouraged. The fellowships are funded by the European Union.
The following EHRI partners are offering two fellowships each on a competitive basis:

  • NIOD. Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
  • Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic,
  • Institute of Contemporary History, Munich, Germany,
  • Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem, Israel,
  • The Shoah Memorial – Museum, Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, Paris, France is offering four fellowships.

Eligibility

  • Researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources.
  • Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellowship

EHRI fellowships include 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. The average length of the researcher’s stay is 4 weeks, but 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 or German. The application must include the following:

  • A completed application form (is on the official website).
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  • A four to five page (1,250-1,500 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. A letter of recommendation should include evaluation of the applicant’s proposed research as well as the overall quality of the applicant’s work. The letter may be sent by email as a scan (including the recommenders signature and letterhead) with the application or directly by the recommender. The letter must be received before the application deadline.
  • Applicants must also designate a second recommender in the application form. The recommender may be contacted directly by EHRI.

Send all application material at one time. Decisions will be announced by December 2011. All application material can be sent as an email attachment in DOC or PDF format to [email protected].

For more information: Giles Bennett, [email protected]

The Official Website

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