LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Shoah Foundation's Center for Advanced Genocide Research issues a call for applications for a fellowship opportunity that enables an advanced-standing Ph.D. candidate to spend a month in residence at the University of Southern California to further the field of genocide prevention.
Research proposals are due on Thursday, Dec. 15 for the Genocide Prevention Research Fellowship, which provides $4,000 in support for room and board and will be awarded to an outstanding Ph.D. candidate from any discipline. The chosen candidate will spend a month during spring semester in 2017 at the Center on campus at USC. Specifically, the Center is looking for proposals that can break new ground on the cultural and societal dynamics that precipitate or deter genocide. The fellowship grants the awardee full access to USC's deep trove of genocide resources - which includes the near-complete set of original transcripts from the Nuremberg Trials - as well as USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive, the world's largest collection of video testimony from genocide survivors and witnesses who lived through not only the Holocaust, but also mass atrocities that have occurred in Armenia, Rwanda, Guatemala and China. Throughout his or her residency, the fellow will be expected to provide the Center with new perspectives on research, play a role in Center activities and give a public talk. Decisions will be based on the originality of the proposal and its potential to advance the field - preferably making use of the testimonies from the Visual History Archive.