Call for Applications: Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellowship Summer 2020

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:00am

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC undergraduate students and USC graduate students for the 2020 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellowship.

The fellowship provides $1,000 support for USC undergraduate students or $3,000 support for USC graduate students doing research focused on the testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other related USC resources and collections for one month during the summer of 2020. The fellowship is open to USC undergraduate students and graduate students of all disciplines.

Award decisions for the 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 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, and Cambodian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with over 30,000 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.

The Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow will be expected to spend a month in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the summer of 2020, 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 (2020-2021).

To submit an application, please send a cover letter, current CV, and research proposal. The research proposal should include a project outline and a description of methodology. Applicants should also include a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor Please send these materials to . Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2020.

For more information about the Center, please visit:

USC Shoah Foundation