Visiting PhD Fellowships (Focus on Genocide Resistance) at University of Southern California for International Scholars

USC Visiting PhD Fellowships (Focus on Genocide Resistance)

Course(s) Offered: Any field (related to genocide resistance)
Course Level: Graduate (phd research)
Provider/Employer: UNC
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
Resisting the Path to Genocide, a College 2020 Research Cluster at the University of Southern California (USC), offers funding for one visiting Ph.D. candidate per semester, beginning in Spring of 2011 through Spring 2013.

We are currently seeking applications for the year 2013, whether for spring or early fall.

We are accepting international applications from Ph.D. candidates at any university, from any relevant discipline, who are working on a subject relevant to the cluster’s activities, whether for spring or early fall.

Selection criteria:
An interdisciplinary committee of faculty members involved with the research cluster will select the candidate, who will be chosen on the basis of:
  • how closely the candidate’s research relates to the topic of genocide resistance, and can contribute to scholarly discussion of genocide resistance within the research cluster;
  • the extent to which the use of USC’s resources will enable the candidate to further his or her ongoing research, or to conduct a smaller research project during the length of his or her stay at USC.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply

Participating Institutions
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California. United States

Fields of study
Doctoral level study in ANY relevant discipline, on ANY subject relevant to the cluster’s activities. Information about the questions and the scope of the research cluster can be found at

The fellow will be expected to provide the cluster with fresh perspectives, to play a role in the cluster activities, and to give a paper at one of the internal cluster workshops. We aim to enhance discussion of genocide resistance and foster a network of scholars.

Number of awards
One award is given to a visiting doctoral candidate per semester

Sponsorship duration
Funding is awarded every semester, with each research lasting four (4) weeks

Scholarship benefits
The grant amount will be between $3000 and $4000 and shall allow the candidate to conduct research at USC for four weeks. Please note that the amount of the grant may vary due to variations in national and international travel expenses.

Method of Application
Candidates should submit a CV, a research proposal including a project outline and methodology, and one letter of recommendation to

The deadline for applications is February, 15th, 2013.

USC is the home of internationally unique research resources, including 52,000 audio visual testimonies of Holocaust survivors at the Shoah Foundation Institute archive, a Holocaust and genocide studies collection with 11,000 primary and secondary sources, and a Special Collection containing papers of Jewish emigrants including the Lion Feuchtwanger collection. In addition, the Greater Los Angeles area is home for one of the largest genocide survivor communities (Armenia, Holocaust, Cambodia, Guatemala, etc.) in the world.

The University of Southern California (known as USC or SC) is a private, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, research university founded in 1880 with its main campus in Los Angeles, California. As California's oldest private research university, USC has historically educated a large number of the region's business leaders and professionals.

In recent decades, the university has also leveraged its location in Los Angeles to establish relationships with research and cultural institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim. Reflecting the status of Los Angeles as a global city, USC has the largest number of international students of any university in the United States. In 2011, USC was named among the Top 10 Dream Colleges in the nation.

Please contact Alida Liberman (, graduate research assistant for the cluster, for further information.

Application Deadline: 15 February 2013
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application(USC Official Webpage)
More Scholarship Information and Application(The International Asso. of Genocide Scholars "Call for Application")

Related: Doctoral Fellowships for International Students

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