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International Graduate Research Fellowship in USA, 2018


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is delighted to offer its Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship. The fellowship is exclusively open for both USA and international applicants, those accepted to or currently enrolled in a master’s degree program or in their first year of a PhD program.

The aim of the fellowship is to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and to encourage MA-level and first year PhD students to test ideas, share research findings, debate methodological or interruptive processes, and develop frameworks for their projects.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, psychology, sociology, geography, and others.

Scholarship Award: Fellowship will cover the following:

  • The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will provide a stipend of $3,000/month as well as an allowance to offset the cost of direct, economy-class travel to and from Washington, DC.

Number of Scholarships: Number of scholarship is not given.

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Open to those students accepted to or enrolled in an MA program or in their first year in a PhD program at a North American college or university. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is unable to provide visa assistance for non-US citizens.
  • In addition to English, applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have fluency in one or more of the following languages: German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovakian, Italian, and/or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Nationality: International and USA applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a master’s degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online:

  • All materials must be received by January 1, 2018 (12 a.m. EST). Decisions will be announced in early April 2018. All applications must be submitted in English and must include:
  • An online application form
  • A resume
  • A personal statement of no more than two single-spaced pages in length. The statement should explain the applicant’s interest in the Holocaust and World War II and how the Junior Fellowship might further encourage his or her studies in this area.
  • A project proposal of no more than three single-spaced pages in length. Each proposal should address a research topic developed with a faculty member at the student’s home institution.
  • The project proposal should include:
  • The student’s thesis statement.
  • An outline of their proposed project goals.
  • A list of resources available at the Museum that the student will need to access in order to support their research. To search the Museum’s holdings, visit collections.ushmm.org.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or dean at the applicant’s institution that speaks to the applicant’s qualifications. The letter must be signed and on institutional letterhead. Letters of recommendation should be sent from the recommend-er, not the applicant.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 1, 2018.

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