Satter Human Rights Fellowship
The application deadline for 2013-2014 Satter Human Rights Fellowships is May 29, 2013.
The Human Rights Program offers annual fellowships to work with organizations promoting human rights defense in response to mass atrocity or widespread and severe patterns of rights abuse. The Satter Human Rights Fellowships focus on human rights violations in countries such as those classified as "Not Free" in the Freedom House index. The fellowships are limited to work on the following areas: 1) situations of mass atrocity; 2) situations of widespread and severe violations of human rights such as crimes against humanity that may be associated with civil conflict, failed states, authoritarian leaders or other highly repressive regimes; 3) situations of transition in the aftermath of conditions that meet the criteria outlined in (1) or (2). Fellowships have a preference for but are not limited to work in the Middle East and Africa. Other locations (e.g., Burma, Cambodia) that meet the above criteria may also be considered. Satter Human Rights Fellows spend one year after graduation working predominantly outside the United States in a developing country.
Final determination of whether a project proposal conforms will be made by a committee of faculty members, senior administrators of the Harvard Law School, and/or full time professional staff of the Human Rights Program, established for the purpose of awarding the Satter Human Rights Fellowships.
The Satter Human Rights Fellowships are intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution to human rights in an extreme situation during the year of the fellowship and to help students build human rights work into their careers. The fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift from Muneer A. Satter ('87).
For Harvard Law School J.D. students: 3Ls expecting to receive the J.D. degree in June 2013, as well as recent J.D. graduates.
For Harvard Law School LL.M. students: Students who expect to receive the LL.M. degree in 2013.
Interviews may be required for finalists.
The Committee awarding the fellowships is not required to award any fellowship in the absence of sufficiently qualified applicants.
Purpose of the Fellowship
The Satter 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 significant contribution to addressing human rights violations involving mass atrocities and similar situations during the year of the fellowship and to help students develop careers in human rights.
The fellowships are not intended to support research at an academic or similar institution. They contemplate a fellow's active participation in the work of a nongovernmental, governmental, or intergovernmental organization.
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.
To apply for a Satter Human Rights Fellowship, please click here.
For More Information
For more information on Satter Fellowships for Human Rights, please contact:
Harvard Law School
WCC Clinical Wing
6 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
To view a list of current and previous Satter Fellows with the Human Rights Program, click here.