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Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates, 2015/2016

Applications are invited for Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah available for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates to conduct Holocaust-related research. Kagan Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who exhibit strong personal commitment to Shoah memory, demonstrate excellence in academic achievement and possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holcoaust scholarship. PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows receive a maximum of $20,000 per academic year. Funding can be renewed for a second consecutive year at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. The application deadline is January 5, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for conducting Holocaust-related research. Supported research can include: the immediate historical context in which the Shoah took place; political, economic, legal, religious or socio-cultural aspects; ethical and moral implications; or other related, relevant topics.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for doctoral and postdoctoral candidate to conduct research.
Programme Provider:
The Claims Conference, USA
Award can be taken at:
Numerous countries

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Eligibility:
Eligibility for PhD Candidates:

-To be eligible for the Saul Kagan Fellowship In Advanced Shoah Studies, a candidate must be in the dissertation phase of a Ph.D. program that supports their research of the Holocaust. Eligible disciplines are those in which serious research will make the greatest contribution to future knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust, including but not limited to work in the fields of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Jewish Studies, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.
-Applicants must be able to focus on their research without having external commitments, such as employment.  Those teaching a course as part of their university requirements may apply.
-The applicant’s university must have the necessary faculty, courses and research materials to produce first-class doctorates and enable the candidate to focus on Holocaust studies. In selecting fellows, the Fellowship Admissions Committee will evaluate both the candidate and the ability of the candidate’s chosen institution to train Holocaust scholars.
Eligibility for Postdoctoral Candidates:
– To be eligible for the Saul Kagan Fellowship In Advanced Shoah Studies, a candidate must be connected to a university or institution that supports their research of the Holocaust. Eligible disciplines are those in which serious research will make the greatest contribution to future knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust, including but not limited to work in the fields of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Jewish Studies, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.
-Applicants must be able to focus on their research without having external commitments, such as employment.  Those teaching a course as part of their university requirements may apply. In selecting fellows, the Fellowship Admissions Committee will evaluate both the candidate and the ability of the candidate’s chosen institution to train Holocaust scholars.
-A Kagan Fellowship award is a maximum of $20,000, given to post-doctoral students for a full academic year. Once accepted into the Kagan Fellowship, there is opportunity to renew for a second  consecutive year, subject to the Admissions Committee’s approval.

Open for International Students: Candidates around the world are eligible for this Saul Kagan Fellowship.

Description: Saul Kagan Fellowship Each year, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) offers fellowships for doctoral and post-doctoral (new!) candidates around the world conducting Holocaust-related research. Through the Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, the Claims Conference supports PhD and Post-doctoral candidates pursuing advanced study of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945 (and immediate post-war). Supported research can include: the immediate historical context in which the Shoah took place; political, economic, legal, religious or socio-cultural aspects; ethical and moral implications; or other related, relevant topics.

Number of award(s): Every group of applicants accepted into the Fellowships program comprises a cohort of fellows for that academic year. Generally, nine Kagan Fellowships are awarded each spring to Ph.D. and Post-doc candidates. Each fall, fellows from the new cohort and fellows who are in their second year of funding receive stipends.

Duration of award(s): Once accepted into the program, candidates have the option of renewing for a second consecutive year, subject to the Admissions Committee’s approval.

What does it cover? PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows receive a maximum of $20,000 per academic year. Funding can be renewed for a second consecutive year at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. For PhD candidates, please note that stipends cannot go toward tuition and the Kagan Fellowship will only be awarded to those who have received funding for tuition from their university or another institution. However, a candidate who is already confirmed to receive over $20,000 in other award funding (this excludes tuition grants) for the Kagan Fellowship funding year for which he/she is applying would not be eligible to apply. A candidate who is already confirmed to receive less than $20,000 in other funding for the funding year for which he/she is applying is eligible to apply. Candidates who are receiving scholarships/awards for tuition or travel are eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria: Kagan Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who exhibit strong personal commitment to Shoah memory, demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, and possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holcoaust scholarship. Candidates can be studying the fields of History, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Theology, Women’s Studies and others.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies welcomes applications from PhD and Post-doc candidates for funding for the September 2015-August 2016 academic year. All application material, including transcripts and recommendation letters, must be received no later than January 5, 2015 (Please plan ahead so that your transcripts and letters arrive via email or mail at the Claims Conference office by this deadline). Late applications will not be considered. Before applying, please email Ms. Chavie Brumer at: Chavie.Brumer-at-claimscon.org to indicate your plan to submit an application it includes the following:
-Last name
-First name
-Name of university
-Name of Advisor/s
-Name of Department/Field of Study (History, Sociology)
-Whether you are in a PhD or Post-doc program
-Research topic
-Country of origin
-Year in which you anticipate completing your program

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 5, 2015.

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