The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum invites proposals from teams of six-to-ten scholars to
conduct two-week research workshops at the Museum during July-August
2000. The Summer Research Workshops for Scholars program provides unique
collaborative research and networking opportunities for scholars working
on similar or closely related topics in Holocaust studies. The
objectives of the workshop program are (1) to encourage collaborative
research, (2) to promote discussion of research methodologies and the
sharing of research results on similar or closely related Holocaust
topics, (3) to encourage networking among scholars, and (4) to foster
future research and publication endeavors. Each workshop concludes with
a two-hour symposium by the participants on (1) the results of the
workshop, (2) the advances achieved, (3) the future research and
collaborations required to continue the progress made, and (4) the
interactions fostered at the workshop and the access to the Archives
that helped advance the field. These symposia are open to the public and
attended by scholars from local universities, think tanks,
non-governmental and governmental institutes, and museums.
For each workshop, the Center will defray the cost of (1) direct travel
to and from the participants' places of residence and Washington, DC,
and (2) lodging for non-local participants for the duration of the
workshop. The Center will also provide access to meeting space, a
computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. Incidental and
meal expenses must be defrayed by the candidates or their respective
institutions. All participants must attend both weeks of the workshop.
Non-U.S. citizens will be responsible for obtaining the necessary visas
to attend the workshops. If the symposium is successful, the Center will
consider publishing the results as part of its Occasional Papers Series.
One individual per application group should assume the role of Workshop
Coordinator to be responsible for the application and administrative
procedures. The Coordinator will also be expected to submit a brief
report at the conclusion of the workshop discussing the work
accomplished and providing a constructive critique of the program
experience. To promote networking, the participant roster should
encompass as diverse a group of scholars as possible (e.g., expertise,
scholarly advancement, institutions, and countries of residency). All
participants must speak or have a working knowledge of English. The
Center will assign a staff scholar with expertise relevant to the
proposed topic to work with each team.
A complete application package is required for consideration.
Applications must be postmarked no later than January 30, 2000.
Selections will be announced in writing by April 1, 2000.
Each application package must include the following:
1. Abstract of the proposed workshop topic and its significance.
2. Proposal not to exceed ten pages. The proposal should describe (1)
the research topic, (2) its significance, (3) its scope, (4) the
source materials required, (5) the relationship of the research to
other work in the field, (6) the major issues to be addressed by each
participant, (7) the justification for bringing the workshop together
at the current time, (8) the possible outcomes of this research, and
(9) the potential follow-on activities to be coordinated by the
3. Agenda for the two-week workshop. The agenda for the workshop
should detail the regular (e.g., daily or tri-weekly) meetings planned
for the two-week period for the participants to get together, discuss
their research, and plan the final symposium.
4. List of proposed workshop participants. The list should include
the participants' titles, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone
numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.
5. Letters of intention from all participants. The letters should
include a C.V. (not to exceed five pages) and a statement of intent to
participate in the entire workshop.
6. Tentative proposed dates for the workshop.
7. Statement of special conditions. Any special factors should be
described that may affect the cost or viability of the proposed
The proposals will be evaluated according to their (1) intellectual
significance, including their potential contribution to scholarship in
Holocaust studies; (2) potential to stimulate work in a new direction
or productive area of research; (3) relationship to larger themes or
issues in Holocaust studies; (4) appropriateness and diversity of the
proposed participants (e.g., institutions, countries of residence,
areas of expertise, and scholarly advancement); and (5) potential for
new publications, collaborative research, or research directions
directly resulting from the workshop. Topics for which there are few
published sources or for which the Museum has particularly strong
archival and other research resources are of particular interest. No
applications for under six or over ten participants will be
Applications and any questions regarding this program should be
addressed to contact info below.
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Fax: (202) 479-9726 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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