Pozen Family Center for Human Rights Laboratory Fellowship

The Human Rights Lab is offering an exciting new fellowship opportunity for rising fourth year students whose BA theses examine human rights issues related to prisons, policing, and the criminal legal system (e.g. solitary confinement, the criminalization of sexuality and reproduction, police misconduct and violence, felony disenfranchisement, selective enforcement, alternatives to incarceration).

The fellowship will provide:

- Up to $500 research grant. After acceptance into the program, fellows will submit a detailed budget for approval of up to $500 in funds to support research including stipends for interviews, meals, books, local travel and more.

- Facilitated Peer Workshops where students will have the opportunity to share drafts and give and receive feedback from other fellows.

- Opportunities to connect with scholars and community leaders with lived experience on related topics..

- Opportunity to attend the Making and Unmaking Mass Incarceration (MUMI) conference at the University of Mississippi (December 5-7) with partial to full travel support.

- Access to shared work space in the Pozen Center.


Rising fourth-year undergraduate students whose BA thesis topics examine human rights issues related to prisons, policing and the criminal legal system.

Application deadline: Friday, October 11

Decisions announced: Friday, October 18  

Cohort dinner: Thursday, October 24, 5-6:30PM 

Fellows are required to attend this mandatory orientation dinner.

Apply now!

Please contact Alice Kim, Director of Human Rights Practice, with any questions.