Category: Funding Opportunities – External

[External] Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowship, U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum (deadline: 1/15/2020)

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Amount: stipend of $3,000/month

Synopsis of Program: Designed for first year of a PhD program at a North American college or university. Students who have completed more than one year of doctoral work, or who are enrolled in a program at a foreign institution, will not be considered. Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowships support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and encourage MA-level and first-year PhD students to test ideas, share research findings, debate methodological or interruptive processes, and develop frameworks for their projects. Fellows are expected to participate in scheduled training seminars led by Museum staff, which introduce them to key subjects, essential tools, useful methods and approaches, as well as career opportunities in Holocaust research. In addition, Summer Graduate Student Research Fellowships encourage participation in scholarly and publicly available educational programs offered by the Museum during the summer months. Summer Graduate Student Research Fellows work with assigned staff mentors who will advise students on their project goals and help guide their research in the Museum collections. The Mandel Center welcomes applications from students in all academic disciplines including history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, psychology, sociology, geography, anthropology, arts and music, religious studies, and others. Students outside the field of history are encouraged to apply. Awards are granted on a competitive basis.

Eligibility: Open to students accepted to or enrolled in an MA program or in their first year of a PhD program at a North American college or university. The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is unable to provide visa assistance for non-US citizens. In addition to English, applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have fluency in one or more of the following languages: German, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Hebrew, Yiddish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovakian, Italian, and/or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

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[External] Qualitative Research Assistant, iMentor

Job Description: iMentor, is looking to hire 2-3 qualitative research assistants to assist in a 8-month long research project with post-secondary students here in NYC. The research assistants will primarily conduct interviews with students, code transcripts, and write analytic memos.

The expected time commitment is no more than 20 hours a week, and the pay is $20/hour. We’re looking for self-directed and motivated individuals who have experience conducting interviews and ideally are comfortable using atlas.ti.

Anyone interested can use this link to see the full job description and application instructions.

[External] The Horowitz Foundation – Social Policy Research Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Aim and Mission

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants;​

  • To promote scholarship with a social policy application; and​

  • To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.


Grants are based solely on merit. Each is worth a total of $7,500; $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project. For grant recipients to be entitled to their second installment, they must show evidence of one of the following:

  1. Acceptance and approval of their dissertation;

  2. Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal; or

  3. Invitation to write and publish a book chapter based on the research.

Grants are non-renewable and recipients have five years from announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.


  • Applicants must be current PhD (or DrPH) candidates who are working on their dissertation;

  • Applicants must not have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible;​

  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department;​

  • Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. US citizenship or residency is not required.​​


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