The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention funds a wide range of proposals for research and teaching on genocide, the Shoah, the causes and consequences of mass violence, conflict prevention and resolution, dialogue, peace, and the roots of hatred and discrimination. AUP faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) from all disciplines are eligible to apply for Schaeffer Fellowships to support research, curricular development, pedagogy, research travel as well as for developing innovative strategies for disseminating findings and communicating with the public.

The Center is particularly interested in proposals that:

  1. engage in faculty-student mentored research on the above topics
  2. include the intensive use of the Visual History Archive or add to its archives
  3. make an impact on the public’s understanding of the causes and consequences of genocide and other forms of mass violence.

AUP faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) from all disciplines are eligible to apply.

Applicants are asked to make a case for their application in relation to these criteria:

  1. the fit of the proposal with the center’s mission.
  2. the academic merit of the proposed activity.
  3. the value of the proposed activity to the Center, in terms of its academic visibility and credibility.

Applications can be made here.
 

Student Fellowships & Grants

Shaeffer Student Fellow: AUP undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for competitive fellowships to participate in collaborative faculty-student research. Tuition remission or stipend to support research. If needed the fellowship can also cover the expense of travel to present student research at selected forums.

Applications are due October 15th and February 1st, yearly.

Faculty fellowships and grants

Schaeffer Faculty Fellows. AUP faculty are invited to apply for competitive fellowships: 1 year, from January, 2016 through December 2016) to conduct and oversee collaborative faculty-student research, organize and participate in Center activities and serve as a member of the scientific committee.
3,000 € per year. 
Applications are due February 1st, yearly.

Start-Up Funding for a Design or Media Lab. In collaboration with the Civic Media Lab, competitive faculty grant for developing innovative strategies of using media, both new and old, in order to disseminate research, engage the public in a dialogue on the causes and consequences of mass violence and initiate social change. 
5,000 € start-up funding for developing innovative media lab for disseminating research.
Applications are due October 15th and February 1st, yearly.

Grants for Curricular and/or Pedagogical Innovation. Awards are given for creative curricular and/or pedagogical development.
2 awards per year at 1,500 – 5,000 €. 
Applications are due October 15th and February 1st, yearly.

Mini-Seminar or Module. 1500€ to 5000€ for an AUP faculty member or invited visiting scholar to run a seminar, teach a portion of an existing class or lead a workshop on topics related to the Center’s mission. 
Applications are due October 15th and February 1st, yearly. 

Faculty Research Travel. AUP faculty are invited to apply for research and travel grants for conferences or to present research at selected forums.
2 grants per year, 1,5000 €. 
Applications are due October 15th and February 1st, yearly. 

Training. AUP faculty and staff are invited to apply for grants for travel and training on using the Visual History Archives.
3 grants per year, 1,500 €.

Publication Subvention. 2000€ toward the publication of a book related to the Center’s mission. 
Rolling deadline. 

Library materials. 3000€ per year to build library collection, books and journals, on topics related to the Center’s mission.
Rolling deadline.