Educational Opportunities

 

 

1-2017 Oxford Summer Institute

Museum of Jewish Heritage Fellowship

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is pleased to offer a fellowship for emigrating scholars, artists, museum professionals, and researchers through a grant from The Vivian G. Prins Foundation. The grant is in honor of Bronia Brandman, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the Museum’s earliest and most steadfast volunteers. The Vivian G. Prins Fellowship Program is an opportunity in multidisciplinary fields to conduct research, engage in scholarly exchange, take part in public workshops, seminars, related collaborations and art installations, and to provide emergent and established experts from around the world with opportunities for professional development and training in the United States. Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $48,000 during a one year residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust working on a particular topic of interest that is relevant to the Museum. Fellowship participants will develop first-hand experience, expertise, and confidence on which to base an interpretive career in museums, whether as museum curator, expert-in-residence or museum educator. The fellowship serves as a valuable first step for those seeking integration into North American cultural and academic institutions.

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Responsibilities of the Prins Foundation Fellow

  • Conduct work at the Museum.
  • Deliver public presentations to showcase work to the broader community.
  • Acknowledge the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Prins Foundation in all publications resulting from the fellowship.
  • Submit a final report and an evaluation upon completion of the Fellowship.

Eligibility

  • This fellowship is open to foreign scholars from outside North America who are early in their careers and who seek permanent positions in the United States and Canada. Israeli citizens are not eligible.
  • The applicant is responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend for the duration of the fellowship. The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is not a visa-granting institution, but will help facilitate the visa application process.

Requirements for application

  • Please complete the online application at https://mjhnyc.wufoo.com/forms/the-vivian-g-prins-fellowship-2017/
  • The online application requires the following: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a detailed project proposal; at least three professional recommendations; and an essay articulating why s/he wishes to emigrate and what s/he hopes to accomplish after concluding the fellowship.

Application schedule

  • Application deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Announcement of grant recipients: June 15, 2017
  • Commencement of grant period: September 1, 2017
  • Conclusion of grant period: August 31, 2018

Applications are to be submitted online: https://mjhnyc.wufoo.com/forms/the-vivian-g-prins-fellowship-2017/

Additional materials are to be submitted to:

Yael Friedman

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place

Edmond J. Safra Plaza

New York, NY 10280

United States of America

Email: yfriedman@mjhnyc.org

 

Summer University Srebrenica

Summer University Srebrenica is a ten day program for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers to conduct research projects on topics related to Genocide, Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Studies, and Human Rights.

The program, lasting from July 4th to July 14th 2017, integrates field research with an opportunity to participate in the annual Peace March from Nezuk to Potočari and to attend the Commemoration Ceremony in Potočari, Srebrenica.

The program accepts limited number of researchers, selected on the basis of academic merit. The program is open to participants of every nationality, ethnicity, religion and gender.

Call for application is opened on January 20th, 2017 and will last till positions are filled. We urge you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as positions are being filled fast.

While registration is free of charge, should you be accepted into the program you will be required to submit participation fee in the amount of 250 EUR.  The participation fee covers the program cost, including costs for room and board, as well as transportation costs throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.  Please note that participants are expected to cover their travel costs to Sarajevo. For detailed description of the program please visit “What SUS is all about?