The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is pleased to award fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and related topics that would benefit from a period of residence at the Museum and access to its resources. These fellowships are designed for scholars at all levels of their academic careers who are at least PhD candidates (ABD), including scholars not affiliated with universities. A principal focus of the overall fellowship program is to ensure the development of a new generation of scholars, and those early in their careers are especially encouraged to apply.
Benefits of Becoming a Mandel Center Fellow
A fellowship at the Mandel Center not only provides time to research and access to world-renowned archives but also an extensive network of people and institutions. From tailored onboarding meetings with Visiting Scholar Programs staff, to personal guidance through the Emerging Scholars Publications Program, to presentations by fellows and staff alike, fellows participate in an intimate environment designed to create the most fruitful research experience possible.
Many Mandel Center fellows hit their academic career milestones almost eight years earlier than the average US historian, including the publication of monographs, promotion to professorship, and achievement of tenure or tenure-track positions. Mandel Center fellowships also open doors at non-academic institutions, including nonprofit, governmental and educational organizations. Former fellows have been heavily involved as experts in the Museum’s revitalization project for its Permanent Exhibition, have partnered with local institutions to implement novel commemorative ceremonies, and have even testified at Congressional hearings. Whether one is researching, writing, or participating in a program, fellows are able to work on their projects while being involved in a scholarly and close community.
Fellowship Duration and Stipend
In addition, fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,000, which may be subject to taxes, as well as a one-time travel stipend. Individual awards range from two to eight consecutive months of residency. A minimum of two consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellows may not hold a Mandel Center fellowship concurrently with other funded fellowships. The Mandel Center is also 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.