The USC Shoah Foundation Fellowships

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The USC Shoah Foundation Fellowships

Are you a Ph.D. candidate interested in leveling up your education? The USC Shoah Foundation center for advanced Genocide Research is inviting proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates: the 2021-2022 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2021-2022 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2021-2022 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship. The eligibility requirements and benefits of each fellowship differ slightly.

The fellowships are designed to advance the researches and professional careers of Ph.D. students. The program is initiated to make research accessible and provide considerable funds and opportunities to the deserving students. These fellowships make the research easy and convenient for all the deserving students. The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and genocide research institutes by offering access to unique research resources and focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas.

Since its founding in 2014, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research has concentrated its efforts on developing an innovative research agenda. While it welcomes and supports innovative and interdisciplinary research that focuses on genocide in general, the Center’s research programs focus on three distinct areas; Resistance to genocide and mass violence, Violence, emotion, behavioral change, and Digital genocide studies. The Center organizes a rich academic program consisting of international fellowships and annual conferences, a lecture series, and unique research opportunities such as the Interdisciplinary Research Week and the graduate student research workshop with Yad Vashem.

Brief Description       

Take a look at the table below for more details of the fellowships:

Organization USC Shoah Foundation
Educational Level Ph.D. students
Subjects Any
Amount $4000
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards Undefined
City CA
Nationality Domestic and International
Country United States
Application Deadline  December 15, 2020
Application Fees Nil
Requirement Application, CV


Who May Be Eligible?

The eligibility requirements for each fellowship is different. Some mandatory needs are given below:

  • Outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources are eligible.

How to Apply

If you are eligible, then only you should apply for the fellowship. Applicants should submit all the needed details and materials before the deadline. All of the required materials should be authentic. Any late or incomplete materials will be rejected directly. Fellows should submit a recommendation letter from your Ph.D. advisor (Your advisor may also submit the recommendation letter directly to Please select the fellowship and apply for it through an online application form. Please everything in the form.

Supporting Documents

  • A cover letter (including proposed dates of residency), CV, proposal abstract (1-3 pages), and a mandatory writing sample should be submitted.
  • A recommendation letter from your Ph.D. advisor should be submitted via mail.


Each fellowship provides $4,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate. The recipient will get chances to spend one month in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2021-2022 academic year. These fellowships advance the knowledge and add a lot of value to candidates’ CVs.

Application Deadline

Applications should be submitted before December 15, 2020. Other needed materials should be provided with care. No late applications will be entertained.

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