Call for applications: The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program  is a three and a half week study trip for students who are matriculated in graduate programs or are completing undergraduate degrees in 2014 in Holocaust studies or related fields. Students of all faiths and ethnicities with an interest in Holocaust studies, Jewish Studies, Polish-Jewish history, memory, or human rights are strongly encouraged to apply. All program costs, including
international travel, lodging, room and board, and materials, are covered for student Fellows.

In 2014, up to four professors who teach the Holocaust but have not made it their primary area of study will be accepted as Faculty Fellows<>. The Faculty Fellowship is open to faculty of all faiths and ethnicities. The cost of the Faculty Fellows program is $4,800 per
person, which includes all hotel rooms in single accommodations, meals in New York, materials, international airfare, internal travel in Poland, and entrance fees. The majority of meals in Poland are not included in the syllabus and are not provided.  Past Faculty Fellows have funded their participation through university and department grants and travel funding.

Since 2000, the AJC Fellows Program has provided a unique educational opportunity to learn about the Holocaust in situ in the context of Poland’s history and Jewish heritage. Through travel in Poland for three weeks, during which time Fellows visit Kraków, Warsaw, Łódź, Treblinka, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz), Fellows gain not only knowledge
of the Holocaust sites they visit, but also an understanding of the legacy of the Holocaust in Poland, its effects on collective memory, and complexities surrounding such categories as victim, bystander, and perpetrator.

The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program will be held from June 29 to July 22, 2014.  More information can be found at The application deadlines is January 18, 2014.

Shiri B. Sandler
U.S. Director, Auschwitz Jewish Center
Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Phone: 646.437.4276
Fax: 646.437.4281

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