The Joseph H. Flom Global Health and Human Rights Initiative
2007-2008 FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Joseph H. Flom Global Health and Human Rights Initiative seeks distinguished candidates for its fellowship program starting in August 2007.
The Global Health Fellowship is a full-time, residential fellowship for up to two full years starting in August 2007. Global health fellows will have offices at either the Petrie-Flom Center or the Human Rights Program, and will participate in the intellectual life of both programs.
The role of the fellow will be to lead research or clinical projects on global health and human rights and may involve the supervision of Harvard Law School students on these projects. The work product of fellow-led projects can range from scholarly papers, manuscripts and monographs to direct involvement in policy or legal activities. The presence of the fellow will provide the support and continuity necessary for the Initiative to undertake complex, long-term projects.
Other responsibilities of the fellow may include the design and planning of an annual conference. Apart from overseeing student work, no other teaching responsibilities or opportunities are associated with this fellowship. The fellow will determine the scope and detail of his or her work in consultation with the directors of the Human Rights Program and Petrie-Flom Center.
STIPEND AND BENEFITS: The Global Health Fellow will have access to the full range of resources offered by Harvard University. The fellow will be provided with an office, library privileges, appointment fees, health benefits, a research budget, and a stipend of up to $60,000 per full year.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should have background and expertise in the fields of global health or human rights. A JD or its equivalent is required for a clinical fellowship and preferred for a research fellowship. The Initiative will consider applicants for research fellowships who hold doctoral degrees in related fields in lieu of a law degree. The expectation for applicants proposing to lead clinical projects is that they have significant field and supervisory experience in global health or human rights. Applicants will be evaluated by the quality of their proposals, and by their record of academic and professional achievement.
APPLICATION: Completed applications must be received by the Global Health and Human Rights Initiative by 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2006. Please note that it is preferred that application materials, such as the CV, the proposal and writing sample be submitted electronically. A complete application must include:
1. Curriculum Vitae;
2. Official transcripts from college, law school and any graduate schools attended;
3. Proposal for a research or clinical project or projects. The proposal should be no more than 1,000 words. Research proposals should focus less on describing an interesting topic than on demonstrating that the applicant has an interesting idea about the topic that seems sufficiently promising to develop further. Clinical proposals should describe the intended methodology and strategy. If relevant, the proposal should explain how the applicant will involve students in the proposed project and identify any outside global health or human rights organizations with which the applicant plans to interact;
4. A paper or other writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s writing and analytical abilities and ability to generate interesting original ideas. This can be a draft rather than a publication;
5. Two or three letters of reference.
Note: Applicants who previously have applied for this fellowship need not resubmit transcripts or writing samples if those materials remain up-to-date, but should clearly indicate whether they want the Initiative to consider those previously-submitted materials as part of this year’s application.
Transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed or delivered to:
Harvard Law School
Pound Hall, Room 400
Cambridge, MA 02138