Call for Applications: Summer Research Fellowships for USC Graduate Students and Faculty for Summer 2016
Graduate/Faculty Summer Research Fellowships
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC faculty members and graduate students for its Summer 2016 Research Fellowships.
The fellowships provide $3,000 support for USC faculty and USC graduate students doing research focused on the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other unique USC resources and collections during the summer of 2016. The fellowship is open to USC faculty and USC graduate students of all disciplines. A limited number of fellowships are available.
Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal and the centrality of USC resources to the research project.
USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 53,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with 14,000 primary and secondary sources, including the Nuremberg Trials papers and a class action lawsuit against New York Life regarding the Armenian genocide; and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants from the Third Reich.
Summer Research Fellows will be expected to spend four weeks in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the summer of 2016, to play a role in the activities of the Center, and to give a public presentation based on their work and findings during the following academic year.
To submit an application, please send a cover letter, current CV, and research proposal, including a project outline and a description of methodology, by March 31, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Graduate students should include a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor.
For more information about the Center, please visit: cagr.usc.edu.