Apply For Center Fellowship and Interdisciplinary Research Week

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:00pm

USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research has two exciting opportunities for scholars that are currently accepting applications.

The first is for Interdisciplinary Research Week, which is unusual in that it is open only to teams of five or six scholars, not individuals. The chosen team will spend a week at the Center to address a particular challenge within the field of genocide studies and start creating or keep advancing a cooperative research project. The week spent at the Center allows researchers to prepare the groundwork for future cooperative research grant applications.

The Interdisciplinary Research Week is open to all disciplinary and methodological approaches and will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most innovative and interesting team project. Award decisions will be based on the nature and extent of innovation in the methodological approach and the centrality of the Visual History Archive interviews to the proposed research project, as well as on the interdisciplinarity and diverse origin of the potential participants.

The first interdisciplinary research team to work at the Center was the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, a group of four scholars from around the world who work together to research geographies, spaces, maps and movement in the Holocaust. The group came to the Center in January 2016 to do research in the Visual History Archive and give a public presentation about their work.

Learn more and apply for Interdisciplinary Research Week here. The deadline is November 15, 2016.

The second opportunity is the Center’s annual Center Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. The fellowship also provides for a dedicated intern to assist with research-related tasks. The recipient will be required to spend one semester in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2017- 2018 academic year.

Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal, its potential to advance research within the field of Holocaust and genocide studies, and the distinguished achievements of the candidate. The chosen fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh research perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during his or her stay.

Past Center Research Fellows include Peg LeVine, who studied the Cambodian Genocide, and Kiril Feferman, who looked at religiously motivated survival and rescue in the occupied Soviet territories during World War II.

Learn more and apply for the Center Research Fellowship here. The deadline is October 15, 2016.