Global Health and Human Rights Fellowship
The Joseph H. Flom Global Health and Human Rights Initiative at Harvard Law School was a partnership between HRP and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. The Initiative promoted academic research, as well as engagement in practical measures related to that research, for the purpose of bringing a legal perspective to bear on the development and application of global public health and human rights norms.
The Initiative is no longer accepting applications for its Global Health and Human Rights Fellowship. We will update this page when the application process reopens.
The Global Health Fellowship was a full-time, residential fellowship for up to two full years starting in August 2007. Global health fellows had offices at either the Petrie-Flom Center or the Human Rights Program, and participated in the intellectual life of both programs.
The role of the fellow was to lead research or clinical projects on global health and human rights and involved the supervision of Harvard Law School students on these projects. The work product of fellow-led projects ranged from scholarly papers, manuscripts and monographs to direct involvement in policy or legal activities. The presence of the fellow provided the support and continuity necessary for the Initiative to undertake complex, long-term projects.
Other responsibilities of the fellow included the design and planning of an annual conference. Apart from overseeing student work, no other teaching responsibilities or opportunities were associated with this fellowship. The fellow determined the scope and detail of his or her work in consultation with the directors of the Human Rights Program and Petrie-Flom Center.