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 June-August 2002. 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
to encourage collaborative research
to promote discussion of research methodologies and the sharing of research results on similar or closely related Holocaust topics
to encourage networking among scholars
to foster future research and publication endeavors.
Each workshop concludes with a two-hour symposium by the participants on
the results of the workshop,
the advances achieved
the future research and collaborations required to continue the progress made
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
direct travel to and from the participantsí places of residence and Washington, DC
lodging for non-local participants for the duration of the workshop
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, 2002. Selections will be announced in writing by April 1, 2002.
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 participants.
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 participantsí 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 workshop.
The proposals will be evaluated according to their
intellectual significance, including their potential contribution to scholarship in Holocaust studies
potential to stimulate work in a new direction or productive area of research
relationship to larger themes or issues in Holocaust studies
appropriateness and diversity of the proposed participants (e.g., institutions, countries of residence, areas of expertise, and scholarly advancement)
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.
University Programs Division
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
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