2020 Fellowships at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History

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Центр дослідження Голокосту (Мюнхен, Німеччина) приймає заявки на надання стипендій для дослідницьких стажувань. Розмір стипендії 2500 євро на місяць для аспірантів, 3500 – для осіб з науковим ступенем.

Подавати заявки можуть науковці, аспіранти, у виключних випадках – студенти магістратури.
Дедлайн: 20.10.2019 року

The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History will be offering grants for research stays at the Center in Munich during 2020.

The fellowships are designed to support and foster international Holocaust research. The program is aimed at established as well as younger researchers. As we are interested in a high degree of international cooperation, applications from Germany, Europe as well as from all over the world are welcome. A topic within the field of Holocaust Studies is required in order to be eligible for one of the fellowships.

Applicants should explain their interest in a stay at the Center and make clear, which holdings of the Archives of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History and potentially other German archives are relevant to them. The fellows are expected to partake actively in the events and research discussions of the Center as well as present their own topic there.

The stipend level depends on the prior academic degrees of the recipients. Fellowships are awarded in the following two categories:

The Center will offer a workspace with a PC and telephone as well as access to a printer/photocopier. Additionally, non-recurring travel to and from Munich will be covered. The fellows are obliged to take care of any necessary visas, housing and health insurance themselves at an appropriate time.

Additionally, further Fellowships are also being offered together with partner institutions:


 Applications – in German or English – have to reach the Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte by 20 October 2019 and contain the following materials:

Queries and applications (preferably by email) should be sent to:

Giles Bennett
Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History
Leonrodstr. 46 b 80636 Munich

2020 Exchange of Scholars Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This exchange is designed for PhD candidates, early postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty members based at US and German institutions or universities respectively who are working on a Holocaust-related subject in all relevant disciplines. Applicants to the Center for Holocaust Studies (Germany) are required to be US citizens (or green-card holders) who wish to spend up to four months in Munich or Berlin. Applicants to the Mandel Center (United States) are required to be German scholars (or permanent residents in Germany) who wish to spend up to four months at the Mandel Center in Washington, DC. Applicants should demonstrate a need to utilize the respective holdings in Munich and Washington. Each institution will provide work space and access to a computer, telephone, and photocopier. Stipends range up to $3,700 per month (and up to the equivalent amount in Euros) and also include a one-time stipend of $1,200 to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Germany or Washington. Visa assistance will be provided. Successful applicants are responsible for securing their own accommodations and health insurance. The award does not include support allowances for accompanying family members.

US applicants:
US applicants should submit an application to the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History as outlined above, stating in their motivational letter that they are applying for the Exchange of Scholars. A simultaneous application to the Center Fellowships outlined above is possible for US applicants.

German applicants:
Funding for German scholars has been made possible by the Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation (US).
For German applicants for the Exchange of Scholars, applications should be electronically submitted at: https://www.ushmm.org/fellowship-competition, according to the deadlines for the general USHMM fellowship call to be published later this year.




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