Applying to the Visiting Fellows Program

The application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is January 31, 2020. The application form is available using this Qualtrics form. The form asks applicants to upload a short CV or resume and describe, in approximately 400 words:

a) How the fellowship would advance the applicant’s work in the human rights field and/or professional trajectory; and

b) What unique contributions residence at the Human Rights Program (HRP) would allow the applicant to make (e.g., advancing scholarship in the field of human rights; reflecting on human rights practice; collaborating with members of the Harvard Law School (HLS) community; laying the groundwork for new human rights initiatives; or training or advising students).

If an applicant has a particular proposed project, this should be noted in the statement of interest. Applicants seeking to be in residence for a semester or longer should also submit a detailed project proposal of up to three pages. For the 2020-2021 year, HRP has a particular interest in research focusing on the topic of indirect discrimination from a comparative perspective.

HRP will be in touch with applicants if further information is required. Finalists may be asked to provide additional details or materials on their proposed project or visit; a confirmation of fluent command of oral English sufficient to participate actively from the time of arrival in individual and group discussions; a writing sample; or letters of recommendation. Applicants are asked not to send these materials unless HRP has specifically requested that they do so.

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