Claims Conference Call for Kagan Fellowship Applicants

The Claims Conference announces Fellowships for Ph.D. and postdoctoral candidates
pursuing advanced Holocaust studies

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Shoah studies and Holocaust memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the fate of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945. Studies can include the immediate historical context in which the Holocaust took place and encompass political, economic, legal, religious and socio-cultural aspects, as well as ethical and moral implications. The Fellowship also supports awardees in learning languages of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and other geographical locations, which are necessary for the study of Holocaust related documents. Post doctoral candidates focusing on topics related to contemporary anti-semitism will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates who have a strong personal commitment to Shoah memory, who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, and who possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holocaust awareness and scholarship.

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Application deadline: January 11, 2013