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Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship



The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites research proposals from USC undergraduate students for its Summer Research Fellowships.

The fellowships provide $1,000 support for USC undergraduates doing research focused on the testimonies of the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and/or other related USC resources and collections during the summer. The fellowship is open to USC undergraduate students of all disciplines. A limited number of fellowships are available.

Award decisions for the undergraduate fellowships will be based on the originality of the research proposal and the centrality of USC resources to the research project.

USC is the home of internationally unique and growing research resources, which include the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive, a collection of over 55,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, including the Rwandan, Armenian, Guatemalan, and Cambodian genocides and the Nanjing Massacre in China; a Holocaust and genocide studies collection at Doheny Memorial Library with over 30,000 primary and secondary sources, including the Nuremberg Trials papers and a class action lawsuit against New York Life regarding the Armenian genocide; and a Special Collection containing private papers of German and Austrian Jewish emigrants from the Third Reich.

Summer Research Fellows will be expected to spend three to four weeks in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the summer, to play a role in the activities of the Center, and to give a public presentation based on their work and findings during the following academic year.

To submit an application, please send a cover letter, current CV, research proposal, and letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor. The research proposal should include a project outline and a description of methodology. Please send these materials to

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Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Senior, Bachelors degree (not currently enrolled), Masters, Undergraduate, Recently Graduated

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:

Required to demonstrate financial need:

Discipline Area(s):
Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, Open to All Disciplines

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
All, Women

Award type:
Fellowship, Scholarship, Research Grant

Amount Awarded:
Up to $1,000
Other: $1,000


Application Information:

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USC endorsement required:

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USC Shoah Foundation Center for Genocide Rearch


Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Isabella Lloyd-Damnjanovic

CAGR Project Specialist




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Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States