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2013 Calls for Applications:

Visiting Ph.D. Fellowships

Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends

Graduate/Faculty Summer Research Fellowships



 

Visiting Ph.D. Fellowships: Resisting the Path to Genocide

Resisting the Path to Genocide, a USC Dornsife 2020 Research Cluster at the University of Southern California (USC), offers short-term funding for one visiting Ph.D. candidate per academic year, beginning in Spring of 2011 through Spring 2013. We are currently seeking applications 2013, whether for spring or early fall.

The grant amount will be between $3000 and $4000 and shall allow the candidate to conduct research at USC for four weeks.  (The amount of the grant may vary due to variations in national and international travel expenses.)

We are accepting international applications from Ph.D. candidates at any university, from any relevant discipline, who are working on a subject relevant to the cluster’s activities. (Information about the questions and the scope of the research cluster can be found at dornsife.usc.edu/2020-resistance.)

An interdisciplinary committee of faculty members involved with the research cluster will select the candidate, who will be chosen on the basis of:

  • how closely the candidate’s research relates to the topic of genocide resistance, and can contribute to scholarly discussion of genocide resistance within the cluster
  • the extent to which the use of USC’s resources will enable the candidate to further his or her ongoing research, or to conduct a smaller research project during the length of his or her stay at USC

USC is the home of internationally unique research resources, including 52,000 audio visual testimonies of Holocaust survivors at the Shoah Foundation Institute archive, a  Holocaust and genocide studies collection with 11,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing papers of Jewish emigrants including the Lion Feuchtwanger collection.  In addition, the Greater Los Angeles area houses one of the largest genocide survivor communities (Armenia, Holocaust, Cambodia, Guatemala, etc.) in the world.

The fellow will be expected to provide the cluster with fresh perspectives, to play a role in the cluster activities, and to give a paper at one of the internal cluster workshops. The aim is to enhance the discussion of genocide resistance and foster a future network of scholars.

Candidates should submit a CV, a research proposal including a project outline and methodology, and two letters of recommendation to Alida Liberman (aliberma@usc.edu).

The deadline for 2013 - 2014 is February 15, 2013.

Please contact Alida Liberman (aliberma@usc.edu), graduate research assistant for the cluster, for further information.
 


 

USC Dornsife 2020 Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends: Resisting the Path to Genocide

Resisting the Path to Genocide, a 2020 College Research Cluster, is seeking proposals for undergraduate summer research on its topic.

Several grants of $1000 each are available for summer of 2013.  Faculty affiliated with the research cluster will supervise undergraduate student projects.  The grants are open to USC undergraduate students of all majors.  A portion of the grant may be used for travel.

Candidates will be selected by a committee of cluster faculty members in relation to the relevance of the research to the cluster topic. (Information about the questions and the scope of the research cluster can be found at college.usc.edu/2020-resistance.)

Application deadline for summer of 2013 is March 30, 2013.

Please submit a CV, research proposal including a project outline and description of methodology, as well as a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor to Alida Liberman (aliberma@usc.edu).

Please contact Alida Liberman (aliberma@usc.edu), graduate research assistant for the cluster, for further information.

 


 

USC Dornsife 2020 Graduate/Faculty Summer Research Fellowships

Resisting the Path to Genocide, a USC Dornsife 2020 Research Cluster, is seeking proposals from faculty members and graduate students for summer research on the topic of genocide resistance.

A limited number of grants of up to $4000 each are available to USC graduate students and faculty members in any discipline.  The grants are available for the summer of 2013.  The grants are to be used to foster research on genocide and resistance, and ideally will be used for research trips abroad.

Candidates will be selected by a committee of cluster faculty members, on the basis of merit and the relevance of the research to the cluster topic. (Information about the questions and the scope of the research cluster can be found at dornsife.usc.edu/2020-resistance.)

Fellows will be expected to play a role in the activities of the research cluster, and will be asked to present their research at an internal interdisciplinary seminar at USC the following academic year.  The fellowships will help to establish and build an interdisciplinary community of scholars working on the issue of genocide resistance.

The deadline for proposals for the summer of 2013 is March 30, 2013.

Please submit a CV and research proposal, including a project outline, description of methodology and budget proposal, to aliberma@usc.edu.  Graduate students should include a letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor.

Please direct any questions about this funding opportunity to Alida Liberman, graduate research assistant for the cluster, at aliberma@usc.edu.

 

2012 Calls for Applications:

Visiting Ph.D. Fellowships

Undergraduate Summer Research Stipends

Graduate/Faculty Summer Research Fellowships

 

2011:

2011 Research Funding Awards

Faculty Curriculum Development Grants