Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and the Fu


Deadline: 13-10-2017
Location: -



Application deadline: October 13, 2017

Content and goals of the programme 
Forced labour was one of the mass crimes committed under National Socialism. Over 20 million people from many parts of Europe were affected. Forced labour under National Socialism was an organised crime committed by both the state and society based on a racist idea of man. In addition to the forced labourers, there are many other groups of victims of National Socialist violence who, to this day, have been denied societal attention and recognition in Germany and other European countries. The Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future” is therefore committed to remembering and engaging with this injustice so that it becomes a part of the European culture of remembrance. 
We support projects which help build bridges, promoting understanding for a diversity of European cultures of remembrance. For the implementation of a multiperspectival and transnational approach we advocate international cooperations.

What is supported? 
We support projects with an international resonance which embed the memory of forced labour and forgotten groups of victims in a country’s culture of remembrance, that of the participating countries or European regions. 
In the case of projects for forgotten groups of victims we place a special focus on the remembrance of victims of National Socialist “euthanasia”, the persecution of Soviet prisoners of war, as well as children who were subjected to forced Germanisation. 
Local projects which have a pilot character for other regions can also be supported. 
Of special interest are digital formats for history education, the integration of social media activities, as well as multimedia formats which promote an active engagement with the themes and which facilitate an exchange about history independent of the location of the users.

Which criteria are important for us?
The project has a transnational approach. 
- The project is actively shaped by the participants.
 - The results of the project are made available to a broad public. 
- The project is based on an equitable cooperation, which is also reflected in the requested funding. 
- Online projects are updated two years after the end of the funding period, maintained and used on a sustained basis. 
- Gender history aspects are addressed.

Who can be supported? 
This call for applications is directed at all charitable organisations and civil society initiatives in Europe. Only juristic persons can be funded. Commercial organisations can participate as a cooperation partner to charitable institutions when the project exclusively serves charitable ends.

Funding amount 
We plan to support a maximum of six projects on forced labour under National Socialism and four projects on forgotten groups of victims. The maximum funding amount is EUR 60,000 and the maximum funding period two years. We expect an appropriate contribution to funding from state, municipal, and church sponsored institutions. The raising of funds from third parties is viewed favourably when assessing your application.

You will find the application form here:

Please send the application as a pdf file via e-mail to be received by October 13, 2017. In addition, please send a signed copy of the original application by post. We do not plan to provide project advice. 
The earliest start date for projects is April 01, 2018.


Basic information:
Deadline: 13-10-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and the Fu
Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah

Proposing a project - History of Anti-Semitism and the Shoah Committee

Deadline: 01-11-2017
Location: -



To fund research and dissemination of knowledge on anti-Semitic persecution, the Holocaust and other 20th-century genocides.

Types of projects funded

Doctoral, post-doctoral and research travel grants
National or international symposia and seminars
Publications and translations
Collection and preservation of archives
Aid to libraries

Research topics funded

The implementation of the "Final Solution":
Collective history
Individual destinies
Connections with other genocides: specificities, differences and analogies
Origins and consequences until the present
Other genocidal phenomena of the 20th century
Anti-Semitism since the 19th century
The Foundation also launches calls for projects in partnership with other institutions.

Application guidelines

The Foundation only funds projects within its areas of competence.
The application must involve a specific project. The Foundation does not grant any funding for an organization’s ordinary operating expenses.
All applicants must conduct a search for co-funding (except in the case of research grants).
A project cannot be retroactively funded.
A firm commitment from a French publisher is required for publishing and translation projects.
Academic supervision is indispensable for research projects involving travel.
Assessment guidelines

The project’s consistency with the Foundation’s priorities
The project organizer’s competence and involvement
The project’s groundbreaking character
The project’s timeliness, planned dissemination and expected impact
The relevance of the project’s budget and justification of the amount requested from the Foundation
Priority projects

Projets opening up new fields of knowledge and taking a groundbreaking approach (in particular in the area of comparative history)
Projets focusing on French aspects of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
Projets by young researchers
Projects involving interdisciplinary research
The international dimension of the research
The project organizers

Any public or private for-profit or non-profit organization is eligible to apply. No project proposals from individuals will be accepted (except research and travel grants).
For research and travel grants : young or experienced French or foreign researchers
For publishing projects: publishing companies
For symposia, panel discussions, seminars, archives preservation, etc.: the organizing institution

Funding arrangements

If funding is granted, a partnership agreement will be signed.
The Foundation usually releases its funds in installments.
Payment of the balance is subject to a project assessment. The project organizer agrees to provide the Foundation with the required administrative and accounting documents and to let it monitor the use of the funds granted.
The project organizer agrees to mention the Foundation’s support on all its communication materials.
Applying for funding

Before applying, please read the complete procedure ( and contact us to make sure your project is eligible.

The next closing dates :
Missions, invitations, symposia, publication and translation: November 1st, 2017
Research and travel grants: April 1st, 2017
Applications must be received at least three months before the project starts (except research and travel grants applications).
Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Barring exceptions, the Foundation announces its decision three to six months after receiving the complete application.


Basic information:
Deadline: 01-11-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Mrs Régine Socquet