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USA Residency Fellowship In Human Rights And Justice

Applications are currently been invited for the 2019 Residency Fellowship In Human Rights And Justice at The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. The fellowship is open for all applicants with relevant disciplines to apply regardless of country. The aim of the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) is to bring academics together, practitioners as well as policy makers from all over the world, in order to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. We strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources. With this, we are able to developed new approaches to policy and to influence the development of human rights law and practice. For more details, see below on how to apply for the residential fellowship programme.

USA Residency Fellowship In Human Rights And Justice

Field of Study:

The fellowship will entail academic and administrative responsibilities which relates to the project and may include:

  • Researching drafting reports and white papers, and/or assisting with academic publications;
  • The organization of a speaker series, conference, and other public events;
  • Co-teaching a seminar;
  • Coordinating a project with the Human Rights Clinic;
    Collaborating on research and curriculum with faculty and graduate and professional students;
  • Networking with academics, activists, and policymakers in multiple regions;
  • Establishing new international internship placements related to the project;
  • Supervising staff and students involved with the project.

Scholarship Award: 

Successful Fellow will receive a competitive stipend in the range of $47,500-55,000 a year, health insurance and other benefits, full use of UT facilities as well as office space at the Law School. Fellowship can be taken in Austin, USA. Applicants from all countries are welcome to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for this fellowship, the following criteria must be met:

Candidates should have proof of advanced graduate training
Must have significant research experience
Must possess strong writing and verbal communication skills
Must have an aptitude for critical analysis of human rights issues and legal practice, particularly from a global perspective.
Preference will be given to applicants who have received a PhD, JD, or equivalent law degree by the start date.

English Language Requirements:

Usually, applicants whose mother’s tongue is not English Language are required to provide evidence of English proficiency at the higher level which is required by the University.

How to Apply: 

To apply, make sure you have the following materials in place:

  • A cover letter;
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial and scanned are acceptable);
  • A personal statement about relevant research and practical experience (no more than 500 words);
  • Writing sample (no more than 7000 words);
  • Three recommendation letters, including at least one academic reference.

Scholarship Deadline:

Applications is open on a rolling basis, beginning December 3.