What is the prize awarded for?
The Stanislav Zámečník Study Prize of the Comité International de Dachau is awarded to outstanding academic works (especially master's theses, dissertations and post-doctoral theses) that deal with the persecution policies of the National Socialist regime and the history of the Dachau concentration camp and its subcamps. Outstanding academic works that deal with the social and (legal) political treatment of Nazi crimes since the end of the Second World War and those that provide impulses for memorial and educational work are also eligible for the award. Unpublished monographic works in German or English can be submitted, the completion of which does not date back more than two years at the time of the deadline of the call for entries. Work that has not been completed or has already been published will not be considered.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to researchers from all over the world whose work meets the above-mentioned criteria in terms of content and form. There is no age limit.
How and by when can I apply?
The following documents must be submitted electronically for the application:
- Curriculum vitae in tabular form;
- publication list, if applicable;
- list of relevant presentations;
- the digital version of the thesis;
- a summary of the thesis, providing information on the research question, method and main contents (maximum 6,000 characters including spaces);
- if available, copies of the scientific reviews of the submitted work (as PDF files).
The deadline for submission is 15 November 2021; please send large files via WeTransfer. Please send applications for the Stanislav Zámečník Study Award to:
Who decides on the award?
The submitted works will be reviewed by an independent jury appointed by the Comité International de Dachau. The jury's decision is final and there is no right of appeal.
When will the prize be awarded?
The decision will be made in early 2022, the award ceremony is expected to take place in spring 2022.
What else should be noted?
The Stanislav Zámečník Study Prize of the Comité International de Dachau must be mentioned prominently in the subsequently published award-winning work.
Sécrétaire General de Comité International de Dachau (CID).
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