Instructions for Ph.D. Candidates

The application process is through the Fluxx portal system (see previous page for link to application process) and all the instructions as to how to complete and upload documents are there.  You will need to upload into Fluxx:

– General information

– An academic resume/CV (no more than two pages)

– A two-paragraph abstract, followed by a clear, concise summary (no more than ten pages double spaced) of your dissertation topic, including the dissertation’s title and a list of works cited within the summary. Include an explanation as to the significance of your research and how it will contribute to the overall field of Holocaust Studies

– All academic transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, including current PhD transcripts). Official transcripts or student copies of official transcripts (the university seal must be visible) are acceptable

– The Fluxx portal will provide a way for you to request three letters of recommendation and recommendation questionnaires from three references, respectively. One reference must be from an academic advisor in Holocaust studies (or related field) who has worked closely with the applicant, and one from a supervisor who is well-acquainted with the applicant and their experience in a professional or volunteer setting. The third reference should be from an academic source who is familiar with the applicant’s work.

– For students who studied in the USA (if applicable): GRE scores. Student photocopies are acceptable.

Optional: a web link or electronic, downloaded video file, not more than 6 MB exhibiting the candidates delivering a concise description of his/her research topic. Only the first 90 seconds of the video will be viewed. Large, time-sensitive files are not accepted.

If you have difficulty with submitting a transcript in English, please notify Dr. Joanna Sliwa at

If you have questions or concerns while submitting your application, please contact Dr. Joanna Sliwa at

Awards are usually announced in early April.