LINGUIST List 7.418

Wed Mar 20 1996

FYI: Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

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  1., Re: The Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Message 1: Re: The Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 09:40:51 CST
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Subject: Re: The Ruth Meltzer Fellowship

 The Ruth Meltzer Fellowship
 for Research on Issues Related to the Nuremberg Trials 1996-1997

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials, the
United States Holocaust Research Institute announces the Ruth Meltzer
Fellowship. This fellowship provides support for an academic year in
residence for research on issues related to the Nuremberg trials and
is made possible by a generous grant from Mrs. Ruth Meltzer, of
Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania.

The United States Holocaust Research Institute, the scholarly division
of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, fosters research in
Hololcaust and Genocide studies boradly defined. Fields of inquiry
include, but are not limited to, historiography and documentation of
the Holocaust, ethics and the Holocaust, comparative genocide studies,
and the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary society and culture.
Other areas of concern include refuge and rescue, and propaganda and
mass media as they relate to genocide. The Institute welcomes a
variety of approaches by scholars in history, political science,
philosophy, religion, sociology, literature, psychology and other
disciplines. It especually encourages scholarly work that utilizes
the substantial archival materials that the Museum has collected in
Eastern Europe, Germany and the former U.S.S.R.

The Ruth Meltzer Fellowship provides $56,250 for the academic year to
cover stipend and travel expenses for Fellow, spouse, and dependant
children, plus funds to partially cover health insurance. In
addition, the Fellow will receive office space, part-time research
assistance, postage, and access to a computer, telephone, facsimile
machine, and photocopier. Applications from any country are welcome.
For academic candidates, eligibility is limited to the postdoctoral
level, and it is expected that academic candidates will have
demonstrated their scholarly development by publication beyond the
Ph.D. dissertation. For orther applicants, an equivalent degree fo
professional achievement is expected. For application forms, please

 Academic Programs, Research Institute
 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
 Washington, DC 20024
 Atten: Fellowships

 telephone: (202) 488-6110
 Fax: (202) 479-9726

Application deadline for the 1996-1997 academic year is April 1, 1996
Decision will be announced May 1, 1996.


Deadline: All application materials must be postmarked by APRIL 1, 1996


A complete application must include the following:
 1. 2 page Fellowship Application Form
 2. a curriculum vitae
 3. a project proposal (not to exceed 2,000 words)
 4. three letters of reference

Please submit five collated copies of your application on 8" 1/2 X 11"
in. paper. Please do not send applications by fax or email. Letters
of recommendation should be sent directly to the address below and, if
possible, should comment on the proposed project as well as
credentials of the applicant. Letters of recommendation should be on
sender's letterhead and received no later than the April 1, 1996

All application materials must be submitted in English.

Your project proposal should not exceed 4-6 pages. It should make
your project clear to an interdisciplinary academic review panel in
Holocaust and Genocide Studies. While the Research Institute
recognizes that project proposals on issues related to the Nuremberg
trials will vary according to the author's disciplinary or
professional background, the basic elements requested below should eb
incorporated in the text:

 a) an analysis of the problem to be addressed, its background and
 its importance.
 b) the basic ideas and hypothese
 c) the methods or approaches to be used
 d) the body of materials that will be drawn upon, and,
 where appropriate, the importance of Washington-area resources
 e) some reference to the originality of the proposed study,
 through a brief statement that locates it bibliographically within the
 current literature in the field
 f) a specific work plan that indicates what will actually be
 done during the tenure of the fellowship

All application materials should be sent to:

 Academic Programs, Research Institute
 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
 Washington, DC 20024
 attn: Fellowships
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