The Siegler Fellowship was created in 2017 in honor of Holocaust survivor Ruth Siegler’s 90th birthday. Her children and grandchildren worked with the BHEC to create this paid summer research fellowship opportunity for a graduate or post-graduate student, to ensure that the stories of Holocaust survivors would be preserved for future generations.
The Siegler Fellowship provides a stipend* for the student and covers related expenses to research, prepare, and deliver a presentation on the life of a Holocaust survivor or a Holocaust-related topic. The student will receive experience researching and presenting papers. The Siegler Fellow will also use their research to create archival pages on the survivor for the BHEC web site.
The application deadline is January 1, and students will be notified of acceptance no later than March 1. The Fellowship time frame is May to early August, and coordinated between the Siegler Fellow and the Fellowship Supervisor.
*NOTE: This scholarship is for CURRENT undergraduate or graduate students in the state of Alabama. A small stipend is rewarded to the Siegler Fellow, but is not enough to cover living expenses.
Applicants Must Submit the Following
- Cover letter describing research experience and interest in the Holocaust
- Transcript (official or unofficial)
- Writing samples (up to 3 samples; please include your name on all samples)
- CV/Resume that includes publications and presentations