FUNDS: Summer Research Workshopsat US Holocaust Memorial Museum
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
CENTER FOR ADVANCED HOLOCAUST STUDIES
SUMMER RESEARCH WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOLARS
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 2001.
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.
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 and
previously unaffiliated 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.
For each workshop, the Center will defray the cost of (1) direct travel to
and from the participants' places of residence and Washington, DC, (2)
lodging for non-local participants for the duration of the workshop, and
(3) a $500 stipend to help defray the cost of incidental and meal expenses.
The Center will also provide access to meeting space, a computer,
telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. 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.
A complete application package is required for consideration. Applications
must be postmarked no later than January 30, 2001. Selections will be
announced in writing by April 1, 2001.
Each application package must include the following:
Abstract of the proposed workshop topic and its significance.
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
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.
Estimated budget for the workshop. Budgets cannot exceed $20,000.
List of proposed workshop participants. The list should include the
participants' titles, institutional affiliations, addresses, phone
numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and the other participants
with whom they have previously collaborated.
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.
Tentative proposed dates for the workshop.
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 considered.
Applications and any questions regarding this program should be addressed
to Dawn Barclift (address below).
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Fax: (202) 479-9726
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