2019-2020 USC-Yale Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University Libraries and the University of Southern California Libraries Collections Convergence Initiative invite applications from postdoctoral scholars for their 2019-2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
The fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding postdoctoral scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the comparative analysis of testimonies by Holocaust survivors who gave interviews to both the Fortunoff Video Archive and the USC Shoah Foundation. There are over 1,000 survivors who gave interviews to both archives. (Potential comparisons can include not only the content of the testimonies, but also the interview process, methodology, etc.)
Postdoctoral scholars from around the world are invited to apply. Applicants must have their PhD in hand by July 1, 2019. The scholar must have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past five years of his/her appointment. Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and the centrality of the comparative analysis of testimonies by survivors interviewed for both institutions.
The recipient will be expected to split the time of the residency between Yale and USC in order to receive deep introductions to both archives and to access additional unique research resources and archival materials at both institutions.
The fellowship offers a salary of $50,000, medical benefits, as well as a fixed amount for moving expenses between New Haven and Los Angeles. The recipient is expected to be in residence during the period of their award, and to be free of other major professional obligations. At Yale University, the fellow will have a shared office in Sterling Memorial Library. At the University of Southern California, the fellow will have a shared workspace at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Applicants are required to submit a packet with the following contents:
-A cover letter
-A current curriculum vitae (in English)
-A research proposal (max. 3 pages) discussing:
the unique advantages a comparative approach provides to the research questions being explored
the project's scholarly significance
-A plan of how the applicant proposes to split their time between USC and Yale
-Two confidential letters of recommendation
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