Pozen Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program


This program offers a year-long writing and professionalization experience for a small cohort of University of Chicago doctoral students whose research focuses on human rights. To learn more about the breadth of our Fellows’ research backgrounds, read about our 2019-20 Pozen Doctoral Fellows.

Fellows meet throughout the academic year with members of the Pozen Center faculty to discuss works in progress. Fellows may choose to workshop part of a dissertation or workshop a different project altogether. In addition to being in conversation with Pozen Center faculty from across the University, Fellows establish a sense of community amongst themselves over the course of the Fellowship year.

We provide up to $1,000 in financial reimbursement for costs associated with presenting a paper, developed through the Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program, at a national conference. International presenters may request additional financial support to cover travel expenses.


The application period is currently closed.

Applicants at any stage of a research project/idea may apply.


Please contact Pozen Center Faculty Director Mark Bradley with questions.