Henigson Human Rights Fellowship
The application deadline for 2013-2014 Henigson Fellowships is March 25, 2013.
The Henigson Human Rights Fellowships are for HLS students and recent graduates with a demonstrated commitment to international human rights and an interest in working in the field. They are intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution to human rights during the year of the fellowship and to help students to build human rights work into their careers.
The Henigson Fellowships were made possible by a generous gift to HRP from Robert '55 and Phyllis Henigson. Henigson Fellows spend twelve months working with a nongovernmental human rights organization in the developing world.
For current and former J.D. students: 3Ls expecting to receive the J.D. degree, as well as J.D. graduates from the past two years who (i) currently clerk for a judge; (ii) are engaged in full-time public interest work; or (iii) were active in human rights or public interest work while students at HLS.
For LL.M. students: Students who expect to receive the LL.M. degree this year, and who come from and will return to a country other than the United States.
Interviews may be required for finalists. The Faculty Committee awarding the fellowships is not required to award any fellowships in the absence of sufficiently qualified applicants.
Purpose of the Fellowships
The Henigson Human Rights Fellowships are for HLS students with a demonstrated commitment to international human rights and an interest in working in the field. They are intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution to human rights during the year of the fellowship and to help students to build human rights work into their careers, whether those careers are in academic life, in governmental or intergovernmental organizations, as activists, or as legal practitioners.
The fellowships are not intended to permit research at an academic or other institution. They contemplate a fellow's active participation in the work of nongovernmental human rights organizations.
Funding Amounts and Restrictions
Fellowship awards are made without regard to financial need. The amount of the fellowship will be based on your project proposal and budget, but will not exceed $22,000 (which includes health insurance and other university benefits). After the completion of the fellowship selection process, HRP will consider additional cost of living increases for selected fellows on a case-by-case basis.
Fellows may supplement the fellowship from other grants and awards up to a limit of $10,000. HRP may reduce the amount of its grant to correspond to other grants in excess of that amount. Fellows are required to keep HRP informed of funding.
To apply for a Henigson Human Rights Fellowship, please click here.
To view current and previous Henigson Human Rights Fellows, please click here.