This page will be a central location for students to find Calls for Papers, Conference Announcements, Funding Opportunities, and other resources.
Additional information can be sent to chgs@umn.edu for posting.

Calls for Papers, Conferences, and Journals

First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies. Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide. University of North Carolina Charlotte. April 13-14, 2019.

Antisemitism Studies; Indiana University Press

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal; Manchester University Press

Working Paper (WP) Series; Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network

International Association of Genocide Scholars Biannual Conference. “The Missing Picture”: Rethinking Genocide Studies and Prevention; Phnom Penh, Cambodia. July 14-18, 2019

The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide Conference. Comparative Lenses: Video Testimonies of Survivors and Eyewitnesses on Genocide and Mass Violence; Paris. June 6-7, 2019


Funding Opportunities

We are pleased to offer HGMV graduate students funding support for travel to present their research at academic conferences, which includes an exciting new partnership with the UMN Libraries:

CHGS / HRP travel awards funded by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Human Rights Program

Library Archives travel awards: the Kautz Family YMCA Archives HGMV Graduate Award, and the IHRC Archives HGMV Graduate Award

Funding for both types of awards will be provided to graduate students in the form of reimbursement for travel costs and registration fees for conferences, symposia, workshops, and meetings where they will present their work.

Topics must be relevant to the Holocaust, genocide, mass violence and other systemic human rights violations. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, first consideration will be given to those students who have presented or are scheduled to present their work in the HGMV workshop.

Library awards require prior consultation with an archivist, and incorporation of archive research in the paper.  Archivists are always available for consult via ihrca@umn.edu and ymcaarch@umn.edu.


The University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of History invite applications from current doctoral students in the UMN College of Liberal Arts for the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Badzin Fellowship will pay a stipend of $18,000, the cost of tuition and health insurance, and $1,000 toward the mandatory graduate student fees. Calls for applications usually posted the beginning of Spring Semester.

Eligibility: An applicant must be a current student in a Ph.D. 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.


The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is accepting applications for research fellowships from any discipline for research related to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. Fellowships during the academic year will be awarded to outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates from any discipline for dissertation research with innovative approaches focusing on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. There are three available fellowships:

Greenberg Research Fellowship

Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies

Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship


The African Studies Initiative (ASI), through a Title VI grant in African Studies from the U.S. Department of Education, is able to provide travel support up to $2,000 to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, faculty and instructional staff. The Travel Grants are intended for projects that enhance the University’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum in African Studies and for projects that support the building of sustainable educational partnerships with institutions abroad on African Studies.

The ASI accepts applications on a rolling basis, but does require that all applications be received at least 2 months before the departure date.


The J. W. G. Dunn Jr. Scholarship for Foreign Research on International Peace was developed to provide an annual award for a University of Minnesota student to pursue research abroad dealing with issues of direct relevance to international peace. The scholarship is an award of $3,000.


Fraser Human Rights Undergraduate Fellowships are offered by the Human Rights Program for undergraduate students. These include the The “Don Fraser” Internship Placement at The Advocates for Human Rights, Twin Cities. The fellow will support the International Justice Program, which works to create systems change, strengthen accountability, raise awareness, foster tolerance, and help individuals more fully realize their inherent rights. Additionally, the “Arvonne Fraser” Internship Placement  at ECPAT-USA, New York, which is one of the leading policy organizations in the US seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children. The fellow will work to support the Prevention Education Program, promoting education for people under 18 years old and training for educators on how to identify and refer child trafficking victims. Deadline: 4pm on Friday, March 30, 2018.