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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellows Program

Fellows at the Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies have access to extensive resources, including approximately 100 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; the Museum library; oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and a Holocaust survivors and victims database. Many of these sources have not yet been examined by scholars and offer unprecedented opportunities to deepen knowledge about the Holocaust and further advance the field of Holocaust studies.

The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Because a principle focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments.

The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective.

Stipends range up to $3,700 per month for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses and are subject to US tax law. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area receive a reduced stipend of $1,850 per month.


early Fall

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Doctoral student, ABD, Postdoctoral

Award Type:
Dissertation Completion Grant
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)
Summer (Graduate)
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 26, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17