USC Shoah Foundation Center Junior Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for International Students in USA, 2019-20

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is calling applications from Postdoctoral scholars from around the world to apply for its 2019-2020 Center Junior Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Founded in 2014, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research is the academic arm of the USC Shoah Foundation. The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is dedicated to advancing new areas of interdisciplinary research on the Holocaust and other genocides, focusing on the origins of genocide and how to intervene in the cycle that leads to mass violence. The Center organizes annual international workshops and conferences, hosts a speaker series on genocide and mass violence, and offers a competitive international research fellowship program.

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue a Postdoctoral research programme.
  • Study Subject: The fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding junior postdoctoral scholar from any discipline that will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowship offers an annual salary of $70,000, plus fringe benefits. The chosen fellow will teach one course during the fellowship period in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and will be expected to provide the Center with fresh research perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public lecture during his or her stay.
  • Nationality: Postdoctoral scholars from around the world are invited to apply.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Postdoctoral scholars from around the world are invited to apply.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Postdoctoral scholars from around the world are invited to apply. Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019. The scholar must have been awarded a Ph.D. within the past five years of his/her appointment. Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal, its potential to advance research within the field of Holocaust and genocide studies and the centrality of USC resources to the project.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: To submit an application, please send a cover letter, CV, and research proposal (max. 3 pages) discussing the topic, methodological approach, and relevant USC resources, as well as two recommendation letters by February 28th, 2019 to cagr-at-usc.edu. In addition, two confidential letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be sent separately by the letters’ authors to the email address above.