Eligibility & Requirements for Postdoctoral Candidates

The Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies is now funding Post-Doctoral Candidates!

Awards of up to $20,000 will be given to post-doctoral students for a full academic year. Once accepted into the Kagan Fellowship, there will be an opportunity for renewal for the following consecutive year, subject to the Admissions Committee’s approval.

Program Requirements:

  • To be enrolled and in good standing in a post-doctoral program that is focused on or supports the study of the Holocaust.
  • To be able to focus on the research without external commitments, such as employment.  Those teaching a course as part of their post-doc requirement may apply.
  • Post-doc research should focus on Holocaust history.  Eligible disciplines are those in which serious research will make the greatest contribution to future knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust, including but not limited to work in the fields of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Jewish Studies, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.
  • Candidates should have received their Ph.D. within the last four years and be connected to a university or research institution. In selecting fellows, the Admissions Committee will evaluate both the candidate and the ability of the candidate’s chosen institution to enhance the candidate’s research.
  • To commit to full-time employment primarily in Holocaust Studies on an academic level for a minimum of five years after completing their post-doctorate.
  • If awarded, candidates must present their research at annual summer workshops.

Please note: For those candidates just finishing their PhD, you must have completed ALL your PhD requirements, including that of defending your thesis, BEFORE the application deadline.  Those who cannot provide a letter or certificate of PhD completion by the deadline are not eligible to apply.

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