Visiting Scholar Programs - 2017–2018 Fellowship Application
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. We welcome proposals from scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, archeology, art history, geography, film studies, German studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others.
In order to save your application, you must complete all of the required fields in the application form as you cannot submit a draft or partial application. If you log out or leave the form before submitting a completed application, the system will not save your application.
Once you submit your application, the system will automatically e-mail your references with instructions on how to submit their letters of recommendation. Please keep in mind that your references cannot submit their letters until you submit your application. Therefore, it is better to submit your application early so that the references will be contacted, and then return to your application to make any necessary edits and/or upload the correct CV and project proposal. Applicants may upload any document in pdf format in place of a CV and project proposal. After you submit your application, you may return to the system, log in, and edit your information. All edits must be made by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 15, 2016.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
All applications must be submitted in English via this online application process. All applications must consist of the following:
- This online application form
- A project proposal, in PDF format, not to exceed five single-spaced pages
- A curriculum vitae summary, in PDF format, not to exceed four single-spaced pages
- Two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out. Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council’s Academic Committee may not write letters of recommendation. Only two letters will be considered. Any additional letters will not be included in the applicant’s file. All application materials, including letters of recommendation for the 2017–18 competition should be received on November 15, 2016, and come directly from the references, not from the applicant. Directions on how to submit letters of recommendation will be e-mailed to the references only after the applicant "submits" their application. Please note the deadline for all materials.
- Applicants who have received a fellowship award from the Mandel Center in previous cycles may not re-apply unless seven years have passed since the end date of their previous residency.
Successful project proposals should highlight the resources available at the Museum that scholars will need to access in order to support their research. An addendum listing these resources may be attached in addition to the five-page project proposal. Important resources may also be referenced in the body of the project proposal.
For more information please click on "Further official information" below.