USHMM Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship

Award Amount: USD 3,000/month

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: January 1, 2018

Winner Announcement: April 2018

Brief Description:

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is delighted to offer its “Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship”. The fellowship is exclusively open for both USA and international applicants, accepted to or currently enrolled in a master’s degree program or in their first year of a Ph.D. program. The aim of the fellowship is to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and to encourage MA-level and first-year Ph.D. students.

Host Institution:

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.


Applicants for the fellowship must meet each of the following requirements:

  • All applicants must be accepted to or enrolled in an MA program or in their first year in a Ph.D. program at a North American college or university.
  • The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies are unable to provide visa assistance for non-US citizens.
  • In addition to English, applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have fluency in one or more of the following languages: German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovakian, Italian, and/or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the candidates can enter online by submitting their email through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

To apply, students should submit the following:

  • All applicants will submit a resume
  • A personal statement: No more than two single-spaced pages in length. The statement should explain the applicant’s interest in the Holocaust and World War II and how the Junior Fellowship might further encourage his or her studies in this area.
  • A project proposal: No more than three single-spaced pages in length. Each proposal should address a research topic developed with a faculty member at the student’s home institution. The project proposal should include:
  1. The student’s thesis statement.
  2. An outline of their proposed project goals.
  • A list of resources available at the Museum that the student will need to access in order to support their research. To search the Museum’s holdings, visit
  • One letter of recommendation: From a faculty member or dean at the applicant’s institution that speaks to the applicant’s qualifications. The letter must be signed and on institutional letterhead.

Submitting Details:

Letters of recommendation should be sent from the recommender, not the applicant, as attachments to

Award Description:

  • The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will provide a stipend of $3,000/month as well as an allowance to offset the cost of direct, economy-class travel.
  • The funds provided through this award may be subject to the US federal and/or state tax.

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

For contact, you can call 202.314.7829 or email