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The Pozen Center’s annual Human Rights BA Thesis Award recognizes excellence in writing about human rights, awarding three cash prizes of $500 each to current University of Chicago College students who are human rights majors or minors.


  • Submissions must come from human rights majors or human rights minors.
  • Any piece of writing used for a BA Thesis is eligible. The thesis can be written for any major, so long as it takes up a human rights subject.
  • Submissions will be judged by the content and clarity of the writing.


Only human rights majors and minors at the University of Chicago are eligible.

How to Apply

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For more information contact Deputy Director Adam Avrushin