2019-2020 Annual Fellowship Competition
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to award fellowships-in-residence to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. Annual Fellowships are designed for candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars.
A principal focus of the fellowship program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars. To this end, scholars early in their careers are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are also especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; America and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union; and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.
The Mandel Center welcomes all proposals from scholars in relevant academic disciplines, though, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, film studies, Jewish studies, law, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, comparative genocide studies, and others.
The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective. Fellows may not hold a Mandel Center fellowship concurrently with other funded fellowships.
Mandel Center Fellows also have access to the Museum’s extensive resources, including approximately 102 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; library resources in over 60 languages; hundreds of thousands of oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; a Holocaust survivors and victims database; plus over 200 million images from the ITS Digital Archive.
The Mandel Center is able to provide visa assistance to fellows and their dependents, if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. We do not provide support allowances for accompanying family members.
Application Materials and Guidelines
The 2021–2022 Competition is currently open and will close on November 15, 2020.