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Claims Conference - Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
Fellowships of up to $20,000 per academic year to USA, Canada, and International doctoral and postdoctoral scholars to conduct Holocaust-related research. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Eligible research may include: economic, political, religious or sociocultural, and legal aspects; the immediate historical context of the Holocaust; moral and ethical implications; and other relevant, related topics. Each fall, fellows from the new cohort and fellows who are in their second year of funding receive stipends.
Through the Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, the Claims Conference supports Ph.D. 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).
Kagan Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who exhibit strong personal commitment to Holocaust research, demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, and possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holocaust scholarship. Candidates can be studying the fields of History, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Theology, Women’s Studies and others. Other than attending the summer week-long conference, there is no residency requirement.
In 2010, a component was initiated that has rapidly become a hallmark of the Kagan Fellowship program: an academic workshop week held annually in the summer, alternating between the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and Yad Vashem, in Jerusalem. At the summer workshop, each fellow presents current research and work in progress, and responds to questions from peers and veteran scholars. This opportunity allows Kagan Fellows to join the ranks of international presenters in prestigious, academically competitive settings and affords them substantial interaction with senior scholars in the field. All Fellows, including newly admitted, first and second year (renewed) Fellows are invited. The workshop includes ample time to spend at museum archives.
GrantWatch ID#: 177429
Generally, nine Kagan Fellowships are awarded each spring to Ph.D. and Post-doc candidates.
Ph.D. and Post-doctoral Fellows receive a maximum of $20,000 per academic year.
The Claims Conference covers all of the expenses related to travel and lodging for the summer workshop. (Some exceptions may apply.)
The Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies welcomes applications from PhD and Post-Doc candidates from around the world for funding for the September 2020-August 2021 academic year.
Once accepted into the program, candidates have the option of renewing for a second consecutive year, subject to the Admissions Committee’s approval.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Claims Conference - Office of Kagan Fellowships
1359 Broadway, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10018 USA
Phone: (646) 485-2035
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