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Call EHRI Fellowships in Holocaust Studies for European Researchers, 2014

Applications are invited for EHRI Fellowships in holocaust studies available for researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates. Fellowships are open to applicants working at institutions established in FP7 member (the EU-28) and associate states. Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply. EHRI fellowships include a stipend for housing and living expenses as well as travel to and from the inviting institution. 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. Application should be submitted till 16th March 2014.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of Holocaust Studies.
Course Level: Fellowships intend to support researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates to undertake research program.
Scholarship Provider: European Union
Award can be taken at: EHRI partner institution (The EHRI consortium consists of nineteen partners from thirteen European countries including Israel.). 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.

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Eligibility: The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust. The fellowships intend to support researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources.

Open for International Students: Fellowships are open to applicants working at institutions established in FP7 member (the EU-28) (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom, Austria, Finland and Sweden, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania and Croatia) and associate states (Switzerland, Israel, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia, Albania and Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Republic of Moldova). Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply.

Description: The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust. The fellowships intend to support researchers and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources. The fellowships are funded by the European Union under the rules of FP7 transnational access and are thus open to applicants working at institutions established in FP7 member (the EU-28) and associate states. 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.

Number of award(s): The following EHRI partners are offering fellowships; each will be awarded on a competitive basis:
-Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic: 2 fellowships
-Institute of Contemporary History, Munich, Germany: 3 fellowships
-NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 2 fellowships

Duration of award(s): The average length of the researcher’s stay is 4 weeks, but the fellow may extend the stay at his/her own expense and in accordance with the host institution and visa regulations.

What does it cover? EHRI fellowships include a stipend for housing and living expenses as well as travel to and from the inviting institution. 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 average length of the researcher’s stay is 4 weeks, but 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.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Decisions will be announced by April 2014. 

How to Apply: All application material can be sent as an email attachment in DOC or PDF format to bennett-at-ifz-muenchen.de. Please send all application material at one time. The application must include the following:
-A completed application form.
-A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
-A four to five page (1,250-1,500 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 recommender’s 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.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th March 2014.

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