We sponsor annual awards for undergraduate and graduate students respectively, as well as for faculty.
Undergraduate Student Awards
The Ignacio Martín-Baró Human Rights Essay Competition awards a cash prize of $500 to the best essay(s) in human rights.
The Pozen Center awards a $1,000 cash Prize for Best BA Thesis on Race and Human Rights to the best BA essay submitted on any topic at the intersection of race, structural racism, and human rights in the United States or globally.
The Dr. Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Human Rights is a yearlong fellowship awarded to one graduating College student, which allows them to spend a year working at a non-governmental organization, international human rights body, or government agency.
Graduate Student Awards
Our Research Grants for PhD Students, awarded to doctoral students in the Humanities and Social Sciences, provide up to $5,000 in support of both pre-dissertation and dissertation research projects.
We award three Graduate Lectureships per academic year to advanced doctoral students, each of whom teach one undergraduate course of their own design.
The Pozen Dissertation Completion Fellowship is a yearlong fellowship awarded to one doctoral student in the Humanities or Social Sciences whose work makes an important contribution to human rights scholarship.
We support Faculty Projects that allow University of Chicago faculty to explore critical dimensions of human rights thought and practice.