Residency Fellowship in Human Rights and Justice in USA, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

Applications are invited for Residency Fellowship in Human Rights and Justice at The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. Applicants from all countries and relevant disciplines are welcome to apply.

The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

Degree level:

This is a residential fellowship programme.

Field of Study:

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

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

Scholarship Award: 

The Fellow will be offered a competitive stipend in the range of $47,500-55,000/year, health insurance and other benefits, full use of UT facilities, and office space at the Law School.

Nationalities:

  • Applicants from all countries and relevant disciplines are welcome to apply.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Austin, USA.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates should have advanced graduate training, significant research experience, strong writing and verbal communication skills, and 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: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:   

How to Apply: Application packages should include the following materials: cover letter; CV; graduate transcripts (unofficial and scanned are acceptable); personal statement about relevant research and practical experience (no more than 500 words); writing sample (no more than 7000 words); and three letters of recommendation, including at least one academic reference.

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Scholarship Deadline:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning December 3.

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