Azrieli Research Fellowship for PhD Candidates and Early-Career Scholars, 2024-2025

Fri, 02/02/2024 - 3:14pm

The Division of Academic Programs at the USC Shoah Foundation invites applications for its inaugural Azrieli Research Fellowships for PhD candidates and early-career scholars during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Two applicants will be chosen to pursue their original research on the Holocaust and/or historical and contemporary antisemitism using the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive (VHA), which currently holds over 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides. The incumbents may also wish to complement their testimony-based research in the VHA with the primary and secondary source collections related to the Holocaust at USC’s Doheny Library.

Each fellowship will provide $25,000 support for one semester-long research stay at the USC Shoah Foundation. Fellows must reside in Los Angeles for the duration of their award and will hold one public lecture at USC about their research. Fellows are responsible for securing any visa needs, their own housing, which may be available on USC’s campus, and health insurance.

Eligibility requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited PhD program or be scholars who are either untenured or in the first five years of their career. Although any person may apply, preference will be given to Canadian scholars, those at institutions located in Canada, or research related to Canada.

These fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications must be submitted no later than midnight PT on March 4, 2024. Applications will consist of the following:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Project proposal of approximately 1000 words
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reference letter from dissertation committee member (for graduate students) or senior colleague (for early-career scholars)

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Please note: only applications that have submitted each of the required materials will be considered for these fellowships. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by April 1, 2024. Fellowship recipients may begin their tenures at the USC Shoah Foundation any time between June 2024 and January 2025.

Please direct questions regarding the fellowship or application process to Dr. Jennifer L. Rodgers, Director of Academic Programs at