Dr. Aizik Wolf Human Rights Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program

Program History

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Aizik Wolf, AB '77, practices neurosurgery in Miami and regularly donates medical services and equipment to projects in Latin America. He created this post-baccalaureate fellowship to help University of Chicago College students launch their careers in human rights and related fields of social justice activism.

Process and Eligibility

Every year, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights holds a competition for the Dr. Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Human Rights. The fellowship award funds one year of work after graduation at a non-governmental organization, government agency, or international body dedicated to human rights. The award consists of a $24,000 stipend for 12 months of full-time work, with some additional support for travel and/or relocation expenses. The student must submit a letter of support from the intended organization as part of the application. Applicants must also:

  • Be currently enrolled in the College of the University of Chicago.
  • Have completed at least two Human Rights courses at the University of Chicago prior to their application. 

Priority will be given to students who have previously completed a University of Chicago Human Rights Program Internship and propose returning to their internship organization or area of work. However, other College seniors with comparable experience are encouraged to apply. 

The Aizik Wolf Fellow is selected by a committee of faculty and staff from the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights who examine the feasibility of the applicant's proposed project and how it relates to both the student's undergraduate studies and future career goals. The successful applicant should demonstrate the ability to make a significant contribution to her or his host organization, as well as a record of leadership, involvement and commitment to human rights and social justice.

2014 Application

The Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship program will be on hiatus next year, 2014. Members of the 2014 graduating class of the College will be encouraged to apply for the 2015 Fellowship in Winter 2015. More information will be available on this website in 2014.