University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


HGMV Student Funding Opportunities

HGMV Student 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 and

        - Brief cover letter (directed to CHGS / HRP)
        - Date and title of conference / symposium / workshop / meeting
        - Title of presentation and abstract presentation (500 words)
        - Funds required (up to $500 US )
        - Date and title of HGMV Workshop presentation
        - Date of consultation with archivist and collection(s) utilized (for Library Archives award)
        - Other funding secured or being sought for travel, through UMN or elsewhere
        - Appropriately and accurately cite Archives collections in future presentations / papers (for Library Archives award)

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