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POSTPONED – 2020 Summer Institute at Northwestern



The 2020 Summer Institute is postponed

The application deadline was February 17, 2020.

The Holocaust Educational Foundation hosts the annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The Summer Institute was created with the intention of helping teachers and graduate students gain a background in Holocaust studies in preparation for teaching courses on the Holocaust at their home institutions.  The first Institute took place in 1996, and every year since scholars of the Holocaust and Jewish studies have gathered in Evanston for intensive seminars on Holocaust studies and related topics, conducted by some of the field’s top experts.


Faculty and graduate students from all institutions of higher educations are encouraged to apply to become Summer Institute Fellows. A fellowship includes the cost of tuition, room and board during the Institute.  (Fellowships do not cover travel expenses to and from Evanston or the cost of assigned books.)

Application Materials

  • Upload Statement of Interest and Experience in Holocaust Studies to include your plans for teaching a Holocaust course as PDF (500 word maximum)
  • Upload CV as PDF (1-2 pages, short-form CV)
  • In the case of graduate students and recent PhDs, one letter of recommendation is required.
    Please note that recommenders are not automatically notified of this request. Applicants should contact recommenders and instruct them to send their letters to with the subject line “Summer Institute 2020 Recommendation for “Name of Student.”” Recommenders should be instructed that letters should be limited to a 500 word maximum.

Apply here.

The application deadline was February 17, 2020. HEF will inform applicants of decisions in early April 2020.

Click here for a list of this year’s Summer Institute faculty.

Questions?  Contact