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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Dissertation & Thesis Development Workshop: The Holocaust in the Soviet Union
June 22-July 1, 2015
Washington, D.C.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for a Dissertation & Thesis Development Workshop that is focused on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. This workshop will be held from June 22-July 1, 2015 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

This workshop will help prepare early doctoral students interested in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union for successful academic careers. Participants from North America and the former Soviet Union, with the guidance of scholars in the field, will discuss pre-circulated project proposals and research strategies. Participants also will attend sessions devoted to central career development issues such as archival etiquette, grant writing, and publishing. In addition, participants will have ample opportunity to conduct research in the Museum’s extensive library and archival collections, including more than 4.7 million pages of microfilmed and paper documents related to experiences of WWII and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.

The Museum welcomes applications from early Ph.D. students who are enrolled in relevant academic disciplines at universities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Please note that we are accepting applications from students in these countries only. Applicants should clearly articulate a dissertation topic focusing on the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, but should not yet have conducted significant archival research or have started writing.

Applications must be submitted in English and include: (1) the online application form; (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a maximum 1000-word summary of the dissertation topic; and (4) a confidential recommendation letter from the applicant’s advisor that addresses the applicant’s potential and relevant interests, background, training, and qualifications. For details, see the application form available at ushmm.org/diss-workshop.

The online application form should be submitted electronically; the remaining application materials may be sent by email attachment or fax to Dr. Elana Jakel, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; ejakel@ushmm.org; Fax 1-202-479-9726. To preserve the confidentiality of recommendation letters, faculty recommenders must send their letters directly to Dr. Jakel; recommendation letters cannot be submitted by applicants. All application materials must be received by Sunday, March 1. We will notify applicants of our decision by April 1.

Participants must be in attendance each day of the workshop. Workshop sessions will be conducted in English. Participants will be required to submit a 10-page dissertation proposal in English for pre-circulation by Friday, May 15.

The Museum will accept a maximum of 8 international participants. Awards include (1) a stipend toward the cost of direct travel to and from each participant’s home institution and Washington, D.C.; (2) shared lodging for the workshop’s duration; and (3) a stipend toward the cost of meals, local transit, luggage surcharges, and other incidental expenses, which will be distributed after the workshop’s conclusion via international wire transfer. It is the sole responsibility of each participant to acquire the appropriate visa to enter the United States and to pay for any costs associated with securing that visa.

Elana Jakel, Ph.D.
Program Manager of the Initiative for the Study of Ukrainian Jewry 202.314.7814
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

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