Student and Scholar Opportunities

This page will be a central location for students to find Calls for Papers, Conference Announcements, Funding Opportunities, and other resources.

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Spring 2018 UMN Courses of Relevance

African American and African Studies
3868W: Malinda Lindquist – Race, War, and Race Wars in American History

American Indian Studies
1003: Alex Anthony Ghebregzi – American Indians in Minnesota
4525W: David Wilkins – Federal Indian Policy

5630: Rick McCormick – Emigre Cinema: From Hitler to Hollywood

Global Studies
5900: Hassan Abdel Salam – Global Islamophobia
5900/3900: Artyom Tonoyan – The Armenian Genocide in the Age of Alternative Facts

Jewish Studies
3729: Igor Tchoukarine – Nazi Germany and Hitler’s Europe
3631: Leslie Morris – Jewish Writers and Rebels in German, Austrian, and American Culture

6648: Neha Jain – International Criminal Law

5411: Joachim Savelsberg – Crime and Human Rights

Calls for Papers, Conferences, Workshops

New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison; USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, November 4-6, 2018

Calls for Journal Submissions

Call for Papers and Participation in Two Working Groups on “Descendants of Victims of Nazi Persecution:” WG 1 is on Psychosocial Issues, and WG 2 is on Historico-Political Education.

Antisemitism Studies; Indiana University Press

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal; Manchester University Press

Working Paper (WP) Series; Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network

Learning Opportunities

The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights is now accepting applications for their Genocide and Human Rights University Program. This is a two-week intensive program hosted at the University of Toronto that provides participants with the intellectual framework for understanding the numerous, complex and often emotional issues related to genocide.
Application deadline is April 30, 2018.

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF of NU) is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to participate in the 23rd Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from June 25 – July 6, 2018 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The program is open to faculty and graduate students who are planning to teach Holocaust-related courses at institutions of higher education.
Application deadline is February 15, 2018.

The Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) fellowship brings together scholars, students, civil society organizations, journalists, educators, artists, policy makers, and others who work on historical dialogue issues for a semester of comprehensive learning and networking at Columbia University in New York City.
Application deadline is February 15, 2018.

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, USA, and the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, with the support of Pears Foundation, are pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to participate in the fourth European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation. The Institute will take place from Monday 2 – Wednesday 11 July 2018 at the Royal Holloway campus, Egham, Surrey, in England.
Application deadline is March 16, 2018.

Funding Opportunities

We are pleased to offer HGMV graduate students funding support for travel to present their research at academic conferences, which includes an exciting new partnership with the UMN Libraries:

CHGS / HRP travel awards funded by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Human Rights Program

Library Archives travel awards: the Kautz Family YMCA Archives HGMV Graduate Award, and the IHRC Archives HGMV Graduate Award

Funding for both types of awards will be provided to graduate students in the form of reimbursement for travel costs and registration fees for conferences, symposia, workshops, and meetings where they will present their work.

Topics must be relevant to the Holocaust, genocide, mass violence and other systemic human rights violations. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, first consideration will be given to those students who have presented or are scheduled to present their work in the HGMV workshop.

Library awards require prior consultation with an archivist, and incorporation of archive research in the paper.  Archivists are always available for consult via and

The University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of History invite applications from current doctoral students in the UMN College of Liberal Arts for the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Badzin Fellowship will pay a stipend of $18,000, the cost of tuition and health insurance, and $1,000 toward the mandatory graduate student fees. Calls for applications usually posted the beginning of Spring Semester.

Eligibility: An applicant must be a current student in a Ph.D. program in the College of Liberal Arts, currently enrolled in the first, second, third, or fourth year of study, and have a doctoral dissertation project in Holocaust and/or genocide studies. The fellowship will be awarded on the basis of the quality and scholarly potential of the dissertation project, the applicant’s quality of performance in the graduate program, and the applicant’s general scholarly promise.

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is accepting applications for research fellowships from any discipline for research related to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. Fellowships during the academic year will be awarded to outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates from any discipline for dissertation research with innovative approaches focusing on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. There are three available fellowships:

Greenberg Research Fellowship

Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies

Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship

The African Studies Initiative (ASI), through a Title VI grant in African Studies from the U.S. Department of Education, is able to provide travel support up to $2,000 to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, faculty and instructional staff. The Travel Grants are intended for projects that enhance the University’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum in African Studies and for projects that support the building of sustainable educational partnerships with institutions abroad on African Studies.

The ASI accepts applications on a rolling basis, but does require that all applications be received at least 2 months before the departure date.

Job Opportunities

Post-doctoral fellowship at Binghamton University‘s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention