Badzin Fellowship

Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of History invite applications from current doctoral students in the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts for the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Badzin Fellowship is awarded every two years, and pays a stipend of $20,000, the cost of tuition and health insurance, and $1,000 toward the mandatory graduate student fees. Call for applications are usually posted the beginning of spring semester.

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will open in Fall 2019 or early Spring 2020.  Please check back for more information. 

Eligibility: An applicant must be a current student in a PhD program in the College of Liberal Arts, currently enrolled in the first, second, third, or fourth year of study, and have a doctoral dissertation project in Holocaust and/or genocide studies. The fellowship will be awarded on the basis of the quality and scholarly potential of the dissertation project, the applicant's quality of performance in the graduate program, and the applicant's general scholarly promise.

Required application materials:

  1. A letter of application (maximum 4 pages single-spaced) describing the applicant's intellectual interests and dissertation research and the research and/or writing which the applicant expects to do during the fellowship year
  2. A current curriculum vitae for the applicant
  3. An unofficial transcript of all graduate work done at the University of Minnesota
  4. Two confidential letters of recommendation from University of Minnesota faculty, discussing the quality of the applicant's graduate work and dissertation project and the applicant's progress toward completing the degree, sent directly to the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Recipients
  • 2018-2019: Brooke Chambers, PhD Student, Department of Sociology
  • 2017-2018: Moritz Meutzner, PhD Student, Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch
  • 2016-2017: Miray Philips, PhD Student, Department of Sociology
  • 2015-2016: Yagmur Karakaya, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
  • 2014-2015: Paula Sofia Cuellar, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Minor in Human Rights
  • 2013-2014 (Spring 2015-extension): Wahutu Siguru, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
  • 2009-2010: Adam Blackler, PhD Candidate, Department of History