Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: EHRI

EHRI Fellowship Call 2016-2018

Deadline: 31-03-2017
Location: -


EHRI invites applications for its fellowship programme (2016-2018)
Next evaluation cut-off date: 31 March 2017

The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities knowhow. The fellowships intend to support researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources.

The fellowships are funded by the European Union under the rules of transnational access and are thus principally open to applicants working at institutions established in member (the EU-28) and associate states. By EU regulations, participation by Fellows working at institutions in third countries is limited to 20% of the total amount of units of access provided by EHRI. It is not possible to apply for a Fellowship at an institution in the same country where one works. Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply. EHRI aims at creating an equal opportunity environment and thus does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Stipend and duration
EHRI fellowships include a stipend for housing and living expenses as well as travel to and from the inviting institution. These stipends follow the practices of the inviting institution or institutions. Recipients are responsible for securing visas if necessary.

Fellows will have access to the research infrastructure of the respective EHRI partner institution including access to a computer. The duration applicants can apply for is flexible – the minimum unit for stays is one week, while very long stays over 4-6 weeks overall will remain exceptional. The fellow may extend the stay at his/her own expense and in accordance with the host institution and visa regulations. Fellows will be expected to spend 3 days a week at the host institution to conduct research on their research project. Research at other institutions in the vicinity of the respective host is encouraged. At the end of the stay, a report will be required by each EHRI Fellow on the research conducted during the stay(s).

EHRI partner institutions
EHRI is offering Fellowships at one or more of the following EHRI partner institutions; each will be awarded on a competitive basis. For the second assessment period, the following numbers of weeks will be awarded:

NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society (CEGESOMA), Brussels, Belgium
Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, Munich, Germany
King's College London, Department of Digital Humanities, London, United Kingdom
EHRI Fellowships at KCL’s Department of Digital Humanities are limited to researchers who wish to explore the application of digital tools and methods to Holocaust-related datasets. Access is provided to the Department’s unique methodological expertise in regard to digital scholarship.
Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority (YV), Jerusalem, Israel
EHRI Fellowships at YV are restricted to archivists, conservation and preservation specialists, museum curators and the like wishing to engage in methodological access.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Washington (D.C.), United States of America
EHRI Fellowships at the USHMM are restricted to collections infrastructure specialists, such as archivists, cataloguers, collection managers, conservators, curators, film and oral history specialists, librarians, digital curators, and others wishing to expand their knowledge and gain expertise in museum practices, collections access, and infrastructure development. Duration of fellowships should be between 4–6 weeks. For USHMM fellowships designed for scholars to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust, please see:
Bundesarchiv, Berlin / Ludwigsburg / Freiburg / Koblenz / Bayreuth, Germany
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London, United Kingdom
International Tracing Service (ITS), Bad Arolsen, Germany
Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute / Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma (ŻIH), Warsaw, Poland
The Shoah Memorial – Museum, Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, Paris, France
Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien / Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI), Vienna, Austria
Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania
Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center / Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea (CDEC), Milan, Italy
All application materials must be submitted in English. The application must include the following:

A completed application form.
A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
A four to five page (1,250 to maximum 1,500 words) detailed research project proposal related to the Holocaust (including its antecedents and aftermath) that the applicant plans to undertake during the term of the fellowship as well as an explanation of which institution(s) an applicant wishes to apply to and why this choice fits the chosen research topic.
A letter of recommendation from a reputable academic who is familiar with the applicant’s work. A letter of recommendation should include evaluation of the applicant’s proposed research as well as the overall quality of the applicant’s work. The letter may be sent by email as a scan (including the recommenders signature and letterhead) with the application or directly by the recommender. The letter must be received before the application deadline.
Applicants must also designate a second recommender in the application form. The recommender may be contacted directly by EHRI.
All application material can be sent as an email attachment in DOC or PDF format to Please send all application material at one time. EHRI is offering an open call, with evaluation cut-off dates every nine months, i.e. on 30 September 2015, 30 June 2016, 31 March 2017 and finally on 31 December 2017 – any proposal submitted after the evaluation cut-off date will automatically be included in the following evaluation round.

After checks by EHRI staff whether all proposals are complete and eligible, the proposals will be evaluated for scientific excellence by an independent panel of experts. The applied for duration of the Fellowships may be amended during the evaluation process. In cases of equal evaluation, shorter Fellowships have precedence (as they provide for a higher number of Fellows); the fact whether a Fellow had previous access to the institution or would not have access if not awarded the Fellowship will also be taken into account. Applicants will receive feedback within 2-3 months from the cut-off date.


Basic information:
Deadline: 31-03-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: EHRI
Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide

USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research - International Teaching Fellowship

Deadline: 31-03-2017
Location: -


Call for Applications: International Teaching Fellowship - Deadline: March 31, 2017

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2017-2018 International Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for university and college faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into new or existing courses. This fellowship is only available to faculty at universities and colleges that subscribe to the VHA, either directly or through ProQuest. (To see whether your institution subscribes to the VHA, contact your library or click here.)

The Teaching Fellowship provides financial support and staff assistance to faculty members from VHA access sites who wish to use the testimonies for teaching or student research in their courses. The fellowship is open to all disciplinary and methodological approaches and will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most interesting project or projects.

The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive holds over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust, the Rwandan, Armenian, Cambodian, and Guatemalan genocides, and the Nanjing Massacre in China. The interviews were conducted in 41 languages and in 62 countries. They encompass the experiences not only of survivors in these contexts, but also of witnesses, liberators, aid providers, and war crimes trials participants. These interviews are life histories, and as such their subject matter includes the history and culture of the countries of the interviewees’ birth and their lives before, during and after genocide.  

Proposals will be judged according to the centrality of the VHA interviews to the course content. Preference will be given to classes that will be taught in the 2017-2018 academic year for existing courses and the 2018-2019 year for new courses.

The stipend will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 with an additional $500 for in-class materials related to the testimonies.

Depending on funding, the awarded faculty will have the opportunity to spend some days in residence at the Center to collaborate with USC Shoah Foundation staff and receive specialized research assistance in preparing for their course. Final course syllabi will be posted to the Center’s website. Faculty will also be expected to give a public presentation of their course experience at the end of the fellowship period.

To submit an application, please send a cover letter, current CV, and proposal (2-3 pages) by March 31, 2017 to 

For further information about the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, please consult our website:


Basic information:
Deadline: 31-03-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide
Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: National Centre of Science

CFA: Post-doctoral Researcher / 100th anniversaries of the Bolshevik Revolution

Deadline: 31-03-2017
Location: -


-	PhD in sociology, history or other related disciplines, 
-	Scientific specialization in post-Soviet studies, the social memory in Russia, the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in 20th century, the Soviet media, 
-	Familiarity with the history of Soviet repression,
-	Experience in discourse analysis of Soviet media (newspapers, magazines, web-sites),
-	Experience with work in Russian archives,
-	Very good knowledge of the Russian language (reading, speaking),
-	Very good knowledge of English language.

Post-doctoral researcher will be a member of a team analyzing 100th anniversaries of the Bolshevik Revolution and the 80th anniversaries of the Great Terror in Russia. He or she will be responsible for discourse analysis: content analysis of speeches of the ROC representatives and the state officials during the anniversary celebrations 2017-2018, information appearing on the official websites of the Moscow Patriarchate, of the President of the Russian Federation, of the Butovo Sanctuary, and the Ekaterinburg Archdiocese. He or she will be also responsible for discourse analysis of the pro-Kremlin media. He or she will make library query in Russia to make analysis of archival statements made during anniversary ceremonies which took place in previous years. He or she cooperates with the principle investigator, participates in research team meetings and seminars, write two academic articles. If necessary, he or she supports a team with fieldwork in Russia.

1.	a cover letter,
2.	curriculum vitae including a description of prior research experience, conference presentations, scholarships, full list of publications,
3.	copies of relevant academic certificates,
4.	a copy of the most important publication (preferable in a field of the project),
5.	one letter of reference from academic referee.

Please include in your application your agreement to use your personal date for recruitment procedure: "Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie moich danych osobowych zawartych w ofercie dla potrzeb niezbędnych do realizacji procesu rekrutacji (zgodnie z ustawą o Ochronie Danych Osobowych Dz. U. 2002 nr 101 poz. 926 ze zm.)"

The documents should be sent by email to dr Zuzanna Bogumił ( ), by 31.03.2017 midnight 23:59 CET with the subject “OPUS post-doc”. Candidates will be evaluated by recruitment commission specifically set up for this call. Only pre-selected candidates will be invited for an interview.


Basic information:
Deadline: 31-03-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Zuzanna Bogumił
Project / event type: fellowships / grants
Organiser: UvA

PhD candidate '20th Century Terrorscapes and Transitional Justice'

Deadline: 15-04-2017
Location: Amsterdam


PhD candidate '20th Century Terrorscapes and Transitional Justice'
Faculty of Humanities – Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture
15 maart 2017
Master's degree
€2,191 to €2,801 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
15 april 2017
30,4 hours per week
The NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Amsterdam School of Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (Research School AHM) of the University of Amsterdam will jointly host a PhD position, (0.8 fte).  The PhD candidate will work in the Transitional Justice research program at the NIOD. The project will furthermore be closely linked to the HERA program Accessing Campscapes: Inclusive Strategies for Using European Conflicted Heritage (iC-ACCESS) at the UvA. 
Project and job description
As Eastern European countries increasingly address the legacy of 20th century totalitarianism, several kinds of narratives of repression are competing for the public space. In most post-war European countries, former Nazi internment camps have served as icons for memorialization of antifascist resistance and the Holocaust. They have played a consistent role in exposing the ideology and practices of Nazism and facilitated the European memory of genocide. By contrast, in the Eastern European (and Soviet) center of the Holocaust and Communist terror, many former ‘terrorscapes’ are still contested spaces, because narratives of victimization at the hands of the Communist regime were long suppressed by the Soviet rulers. Some of these sites witnessed consecutive internments of prisoners by occupying powers and authoritarian regimes, who transformed the victims of one event into the persecutors of another. 
The countries victimized by both regimes, with populations that had adapted to repression, struggle with conflicting survival narratives as well as broadly diffused notions of moral and legal culpability.  In consequence, many of these spaces have become battlegrounds for contesting the history of repression. This entanglement of remembering and forgetting, and the silencing of competing narratives – combined with the quest for public recognition of suppressed histories in places where authoritarianism is often the default political culture – poses a serious challenge to museums, remembrance institutions, civil society organizations, transitional justice mechanisms, and scholars tasked with developing new and constructive (public) narratives for understanding and addressing the history of these spaces. 
The battle for memory endures at such sites as Jasenovac, Sajmiŝte, Perm, Katyn, Bykivnia, Jáchymov, and many other killing grounds. As we examine the experiences at these sites of Nazi and/or Communist terror, important questions emerge regarding their former, present, and future place in national and European narratives. Relevant to that is rigorous scrutiny of what happened, which crimes were selected for examination in Transitional Justice processes, which were not -- and why, how restitution was implemented, and how these crimes were and are addressed, or suppressed, in education (history classes, textbooks), media (press, TV documentaries, and social media), museums, monuments and commemorations, and at the sites themselves.
Tasks of the PhD candidate will include:
completion and defence of a PhD thesis within the period of appointment;
regular presentations of intermediate research results at workshops and conferences;
publication of at least one peer-reviewed article;
participation in the training program of the Graduate School / Research School,  Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam;
active participation in conferences, workshops, seminars and other scholarly activities.
Excellent written and spoken academic English and command of any other languages that are relevant to the research project;
a completed Master’s degree in a field relevant to the PhD project;
knowledge of Dutch is not a requirement but will be considered a positive factor for the selection;
excellent research capability, as attested by previous academic record, particularly by the quality of the candidate’s MA thesis;
creativity and high level of independence;
affinity with work in an interdisciplinary and highly international environment;
willingness and proven ability to work in a team;
willingness to relocate to (the vicinity of) Amsterdam;
willingness to participate actively in the activities of the programme group.
Further information
For further information, please contact:
Prof. Rob van der Laarse or
Prof. Nanci Adler
The PhD candidate will be appointed at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The appointment will be for 48 months, 0.8 fte.
The first contract will be for 16 months, an extension for the following 32 months pending a positive performance evaluation. The gross monthly salary will be €2,191 during the first year to reach €2,801 during the fourth, based on 38 hours per week, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Job application
Applications for this PhD position should include in a single PDF file:
a letter of motivation, stating why you want to carry out this particular research and why you are the right candidate for this position (no more than 1 page);
a CV (max. 2 pages);
a description of your proposed research project (max 2500 words, excluding references): this should include an abstract of max 200 words and a project proposal specifying research question(s), positioning in the relevant academic debate(s), the proposed methodology, a work plan, and an indication of the type and amount of data/sources/literature;
a list of grades obtained in your Bachelor and Master (or equivalent) programs;
the names and contact details of two academic referees;
a writing sample, e.g. a published paper or a chapter from your MA-thesis.
Applications may be submitted no later than 15 April 2017 by sending your application to Please state reference number 17-113 in the subject.

NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Basic information:
Deadline: 15-04-2017

Contat details:
Coordinator: Amsterdam School of Heritage, Memory and Material