USHMM Summer Research Workshops

USHMM Summer Research Workshops

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from Workshop Coordinator(s) to conduct two-week research workshops at the Museum during summer 2015. We welcome proposals from scholars in all relevant disciplines, including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, and law.

Summer Research Workshops provide an environment in which groups of scholars working in closely related areas of study—but with limited previous face-to-face interaction—can gather to discuss a central research question or issue; their research methodologies and findings; the major challenges facing their work; and potential future collaborative scholarly ventures.

Participants have access to approximately 80 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum’s extensive library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and a Holocaust survivor database. In addition, participants have access to more than 130 million digitized pages from the holdings of the International Tracing Service (ITS), which include information on the fates of 17.5 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. Many of these records have not been examined by scholars, offering unprecedented opportunities to advance the field of Holocaust studies.

The Summer Research Workshop program has a two-stage application process.  Stage One is a Preliminary Application, consisting of a one-page single-spaced description of the proposed workshop that details the research project’s focus, significance, scope, methods, objectives, and expertise required from potential participants. Applications should include CVs for no more than two workshop coordinators. Stage One applications are due October 17, 2014. Applicants will be notified in November whether they will be invited to submit a Full Proposal in the second round of the competition, with the assistance of Mandel Center staff.  The deadline for the full proposal is February 20, 2015.  Applicants will be notified of the Mandel Center’s decision in March 2015.

Please address applications to Krista Hegburg, PhD, Program Officer, University Programs, Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at 202.488.0459 or For further information about this program, and to view the full Call for Applications, please visit

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