Re: The Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Daniel Minchew (Minchew@ACT.ORG)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 10:27:32 CST

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, the
United States Holocaust Research Institute announces the Ruth Meltzer
Fellowship. This fellowship provides support for an academic year in
residence for research on issues related to the Nuremberg trials and is
made possible by a generous grant from Mrs. Ruth Meltzer, of Meadowbrook,

The United States Holocaust Research Institute, the scholarly division of
the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, fosters research in
Hololcaust and Genocide studies boradly defined. Fields of inquiry
include, but are not limited to, historiography and documentation of the
Holocaust, ethics and the Holocaust, comparative genocide studies, and
the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary society and culture. Other
areas of concern include refuge and rescue, and propaganda and mass media
as they relate to genocide. The Institute welcomes a variety of
approaches by scholars in history, political science, philosophy,
religion, sociology, literature, psychology and other disciplines. It
especually encourages scholarly work that utilizes the substantial
archival materials that the Museum has collected in Eastern Europe,
Germany and the former U.S.S.R.

The Ruth Meltzer Fellowship provides $56,250 for the academic year to
cover stipend and travel expenses for Fellow, spouse, and dependant
children, plus funds to partially cover health insurance. In addition,
the Fellow will receive office space, part-time research assistance,
postage, and access to a computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and
photocopier. Applications from any country are welcome. For academic
candidates, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral level, and it is
expected that academic candidates will have demonstrated their scholarly
development by publication beyond the Ph.D. dissertation. For orther
applicants, an equivalent degree fo professional achievement is
expected. For application forms, please contact:

Academic Programs, Research Institute
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Atten: Fellowships

telephone: (202) 488-6110
Fax: (202) 479-9726

Application deadline for the 1996-1997 academic year is April 1, 1996
Decision will be announced May 1, 1996.


Deadline: All application materials must be postmarked by APRIL 1, 1996


A complete application must include the following:
1. 2 page Fellowship Application Form
2. a curriculum vitae
3. a project proposal (not to exceed 2,000 words)
4. three letters of reference

Please submit five collated copies of your application on 8" 1/2 X 11"
in. paper. Please do not send applications by fax or email. Letters of
recommendation should be sent directly to the address below and, if
possible, should comment on the proposed project as well as credentials
of the applicant. Letters of recommendation should be on sender's
letterhead and received no later than the April 1, 1996 deadline.

All application materials must be submitted in English.

Your project proposal should not exceed 4-6 pages. It should make your
project clear to an interdisciplinary academic review panel in Holocaust
and Genocide Studies. While the Research Institute recognizes that
project proposals on issues related to the Nuremberg trials will vary
according to the author's disciplinary or professional background, the
basic elements requested below should eb incorporated in the text:

a) an analysis of the problem to be addressed, its background and
its importance.
b) the basic ideas and hypothese
c) the methods or approaches to be used
d) the body of materials that will be drawn upon, and,
where appropriate, the importance of Washington-area resources
e) some reference to the originality of the proposed study,
through a brief statement that locates it bibliographically within the
current literature in the field
f) a specific work plan that indicates what will actually be
done during the tenure of the fellowship

All application materials should be sent to:

Academic Programs, Research Institute
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024
attn: Fellowships