The Human Rights Program offers an annual round of grants to support graduate student research in Human Rights. The HRP seeks to support projects which will make a significant contribution to the field of human rights studies. Grants may be used to support travel or for other research expenses, including expenses related to archival research and interviews, including recording devices. However, applications to cover the cost of transcription of interviews are not encouraged.
Proposals are sought from graduate students from all the Divisions and professional schools. Preference will be given to PhD students, professional, and MA or MPP students in multi-year programs.
Proposals are due in the Spring Quarter and should be for projects that can be carried out between the Summer and following Spring Quarter. Grants will be made in the range of $1000 to $5000 for research by a graduate student to support her or his thesis project.
Deatils about the application requirements, process, and deadlines for 2014 - 2015 research grants will be released here in early 2014. Proposals will need to include:
Statement no more than 1000 words setting forth the purpose of the research and its relevance to Human Rights studies
CVs of the principal proponents of the research or conference initiative
List of faculty supervising the thesis or research project
Tentative budget with a listing of support committed or requested from other sources