A white woman looks at the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive on a computer screen. The photo is dramatically lit.

Center Graduate Research Fellowship

The Center Graduate Research Fellowship enables an advanced-standing PhD candidate to spend one month in residence at the Center every year. The fellowship will be awarded to a Ph.D. candidate from any discipline for dissertation research focused on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources.

Fellowship Dates

Fellowship Audience

Advanced-Standing PhD Candidates

Fellowship Opens


Fellowship Closes



Headshot of Danielle Willard-Kyle.

Danielle Willard-Kyle

2018-2019 Center Graduate Research Fellowship

Jewish survivors who went through Italian Displaced Persons camps after World War II

Headshot of Sanna Stegmaier.

Sanna Stegmaier

2018-2019 Center Graduate Research Fellow (Honorable Mention)

Transnational and transgenerational Holocaust memory in the digital age

Headshot of Paula Cuellar Cuellar.

Paula Cuellar Cuellar

2016-2017 Center Graduate Research Fellow

Scorched earth as a tactic of genocide in El Salvador and Guatemala