Pozen Human Rights Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights awarded the first annual Pozen Human Rights Dissertation Completion Fellowship in June 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications for 2015-2016 will be released in early 2015.

University of Chicago doctoral students in the Humanities or Social Sciences who have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation, including formal admission to candidacy, and expect to complete all field work by September 2015 will be eligible to apply. The fellowship provides a stipend ($23,000), tuition, and University student health insurance (basic option). Recipients of the fellowship are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. 

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights provides substantial intellectual and financial support to doctoral candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago engaged in the study of human rights through pre-dissertation and dissertation research grants, dissertation completion fellowship, teaching opportunities, internships, the Human Rights Workshop and a new Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Studies. This fellowship is supported by the generosity of our donors Richard & Ann Pozen. 

Applications materials must include:

  1. Pozen Dissertation Completion Fellowship Application Form
  2. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor;
  3. A one-page quarter-by-quarter timetable, signed by the nominee and the dissertation supervisor, indicating for the next 12-18 months the expected stages for completion of the Ph.D. (nominations lacking timetable will not be considered);
  4. Copy of a completed dissertation chapter;
  5. A current University of Chicago official transcript;
  6. A curriculum vitae (CV).

View the 2014-2015 Announcement here.