This page will be a central location for students to find Calls for Papers, Conference Announcements, Funding Opportunities, and other resources.
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Calls for Papers, Conferences, and Journals

Call for Papers: Special Issue 2023 – The Erasure and Revitalization of Indigenous Cultures and Languages
“The editors seek submissions from scholars across disciplines that contextualize Indigenous language erasure as it relates to human rights, conflict, exploitation, colonialism, racism, bigotry, sexism, oppression, and globalization. Manuscripts that explore gaps, challenges, and opportunities for action in protecting and revitalizing Indigenous languages are also welcomed.”
Submission Deadline Extended: October 15th, 2023

Submissions can be made at:

GSI Submission Guidelines: submission guidelines.

Direct Inquiries to Megan Reid at

Funding Opportunities

Dubnow Institute Visiting Research Fellowship Program 2024-25

The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) offers fellowships to external researchers for a visit in Leipzig during the academic year 2024/25. The fellowship’s duration is one to three months.

The DI is an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to scholarly research on Jewish history and culture in Central and Eastern Europe from the early modern period to the present. Its research activities adopt a pan-European perspective, including spaces of Jewish emigration, especially Israel and the Americas. The institute has a specialist library that supports its research activities and reflects the institute’s research interests in its collections.

The call is open to junior scholars (doctoral and early postdoctoral researchers), in a smaller number to senior researchers (late postdocs, professors), working on a methodologically and thematically innovative project in Jewish history and culture. The funded research projects should be compatible with the framework of the DI’s research units »Politics« , »Law« and »Knowledge«.

Application Deadline: December 15th, 2023

For more information, visit the Institute’s webpage here: Dubnow Institute Visiting Research Fellowship Program (2024/25) – Dubnow Institute

Or contact Dr. Enrico Lucca here:


We are pleased to offer MVHR 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 and

Funding Opportunities from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Immigration History Research Center:

The Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) and our partners at the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) invite applications for the Michael G. Karni Scholarship and the Grant-in-Aid Award.

The Michael G. Karni Scholarship supports visiting scholars utilizing the IHRCA, with a preference for projects using the Finnish American collections or the Baltic American collections. This scholarship supports up to $2,000 to help defray travel- and research-related expenses.

The award is a memorial to Michael Karni, a pioneering historian and publisher of Finnish American ethnicity, who was chiefly responsible for the initial development of the Finnish American collection at the IHRCA. The fund has been made possible through gifts from friends and members of the Karni family along with other supporters of Finnish American scholarly activity.

Grant-in-Aid Awards support a visit to the University of Minnesota Libraries in order to conduct research in the IHRCA collections. This $2,000 award is open to researchers from all disciplines and levels of training and is intended to support a research visit of 5 days. Awards are available through co-sponsorship by the IHRCA ethnic and general funds, and the Immigration History Research Center.

Both awards will give priority to applicants who identify as people of color or as a member of groups historically excluded or underrepresented in academia and archives.

Deadline for Submissions: Deadlines are rolling; page will be updated with new deadlines.

Find Additional Information Here: Michael G. Karni Scholarship | Immigration History Research Center | College of Liberal Arts (

Contact with questions

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 $1,500 to the 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 Claims Conference Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies is offered internationally to PhD and Post-Doctoral students who focus on the study of the Holocaust. Funding is given for research, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to the fellowship’s workshop where researchers will present their research at the end of their funding year. The workshop is held alternately at either the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, USA or Yad Vashem in Israel.

Applications for the Fall 2024-Summer 2025 term open on June 30th, 2023, and are due on December 22nd, 2023.*

Additional questions may be sent to Dr. Joanna Sliwa at

*Please allow an extra week for registrations to be processed.