Call for Applications: 2024-2025 Center Research Fellowship


Call for Applications from Senior Scholars

2024-2025 Center Research Fellowship

Deadline: December 10, 2023

The USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2024-2025 Center Research Fellowship.

The fellowship provides $30,000 (one semester) support and will be awarded to an outstanding senior scholar from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other unique USC resources.

The recipient will be required to spend the Fall or Spring semester in residence at the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research in Los Angeles during the 2024-2025 academic year. The chosen fellow will be expected to provide the Center with fresh research perspectives, to play a role in Center activities, and to give a public talk during his or her stay.

Award decisions for this fellowship will be based on the originality of the research proposal, its potential to advance research within the field of Holocaust and genocide studies, the distinguished achievements of the candidate, and the centrality of USC resources to the project.

The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive is a collection of over 56,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, Cambodian genocides, the Nanjing Massacre in China, anti-Rohingya mass violence, and war and genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The majority of testimonies are life history interviews in which interviewees discuss their lives before, during, and after genocide and mass violence. With interviews conducted in 65 countries and in 45 languages, testimonies capture both the individual experience of mass violence and the social and cultural history of the 20th century on a global scale. Learn more about the Visual History Archive here.

In addition to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, related internationally unique and growing genocide research resources at USC include the extensive Holocaust and Genocide Studies collection at USC Libraries, which contains 30,000 primary and secondary sources including the original transcripts of the Nuremberg trials and the materials of the New York Life Insurance settlement regarding the Armenian genocide. Unique primary sources in the Special Collections at USC include the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, which also houses the private papers of dozens of emigrants from the Third Reich, as well as private collections from Jewish Holocaust survivors and liberators.

Founded in 2014, the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research distinguishes itself from other Holocaust and genocide research institutes by offering access to unique research resources and by focusing its research efforts on the interdisciplinary study of currently under-researched areas. (For more information, visit our website here.)

The deadline for applications is December 10, 2023.

To submit an application:

Email the following materials to or upload them to the Fellowships page of the Center’s website. (Visit and click Apply.)

  • cover letter (including proposed dates of residency)
  • CV
  • research proposal (max 3 pages) discussing the topic, methodological approach, and relevant USC resources

For questions, please contact

Download the Call for Applications here.