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Two New Fellowships Accepting Proposals, Due March 16

USC Shoah Foundation invites professors to apply for its summer 2015 teaching fellowships. Applications for both fellowships are due March 16, 2015.

The 2015 Teaching Fellows program will provide summer support for faculty to integrate the Institute’s testimonies into new or existing courses. The faculty stipend program provides financial support and staff assistance to faculty members who wish to use the Institute’s life-history testimonies in their courses.  There are no restrictions with respect to the disciplinary approach or methodology of the proposed courses. 

Awarded faculty will spend 10-15 hours in residence at the Institute this summer to be introduced to the archive and receive specialized research assistance in preparing for their course. Final course syllabi will be posted to the Institute’s website and in a quarterly digest. Faculty will also be expected to give a public presentation of their course experience at the end of the fellowship period.

View previous Teaching Fellows here.

The 2015-16 Rutman Teaching Fellow program will provide summer support for one member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty to integrate the Institute’s testimonies into a new or modified existing course. Fellowship is open to all disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Rutman Teaching Fellows will also be invited to spend one week in Los Angeles over the spring/summer of 2015 to collaborate with USC Shoah Foundation staff and researchers. They will also be asked to present a lecture to the USC community about their research. Following the fellowship course, Rutman Teaching Fellows will present a lecture, hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation, at the University of Pennsylvania about their experience researching in the archive and using it in-class with their students. Final course syllabi will be posted to the Institute’s website and in a quarterly digest alongside a brief evaluation.

The first-ever Rutman Teaching Fellow was Professor Harry Reicher, who incorporated the Visual History Archive into his course “Law and the Holocaust.”

Please send proposals to Kia Hays, kiahays@usc.edu. Awards will be announced in late April/early May.