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Digital Humanities Associate Fellowship (DHAF) Program

Residencies to USA Students for Research
or Teaching Projects that Use Technology

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education

Deadline Date:

02/01/20

Description:

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Residencies to USA students for research or teaching projects that make use of digital technology. All academic disciplines are eligible focus areas, including political science, computer science, history, literature, Jewish studies, psychology, sociology, and geography. Students outside the field of history are encouraged to apply. Residents are required to be in residence at the Museum in Maryland for nine months.

The Digital Humanities Associate Fellowship (DHAF) recognizes the increasing importance and use of Digital Humanities (DH) in Holocaust research and teaching and supports its practices, possibilities, and applications for the field and the Museum. This (relatively) young academic specialty seeks to apply the wealth of new digital techniques and technologies to the problems of humanities research and education. With the DHAF program, the Museum seeks to increase capacity for expanding the application of digital techniques across the institution and the field of Holocaust and Genocide studies.

While at the Museum, the Digital Humanities Associate Fellows will develop and conduct independent research projects under the supervision of a Museum mentor, interact with staff and visiting scholars in residence, and audit special summer seminars and research workshops that explore some of the most challenging questions still to be addressed by Holocaust scholarship. Activities span the Museum’s DC locations and the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation, and Research Center in suburban Maryland.

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GrantWatch ID#: 187377

Estimated Size of Grant:

There will be a stipend of $3,000 per month.

Term of Contract:

Digital Humanities Associate Fellows for the 2020 year are required to be in residence at the Museum for nine months, arriving in September and departing at the end of May, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are USA students currently enrolled in a master’s degree program or completing their undergraduate education.

Students who have completed more than one year of doctoral work will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: February 1, 2020.
Residency duration: September to May, 2021.

The Museum is unable to provide visa assistance for non-US citizens.

One letter of recommendation must be submitted from a faculty member or dean at the applicant’s institution. The letter must speak to the applicant’s qualifications, scholarship, and work ethic.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All applications must be submitted in English as attachments to future-projects@ushmm.org

Michael Haley Goldman
Director of Future Projects
William Levine Family Institute of Holocaust Education
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126

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