In partnership with the Program on Human Rights, we are proud to offer summer Human Rights Fellowships. These fellowships, which are offered only to Stanford undergraduates, are intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution to human rights theory and practice. Offered to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, grants will be given to four undergraduates who will partner with human rights organizations, government agencies, NGOs, or international organizations (either here or abroad). It is our hope that these fellowships will encourage students to build human rights work into their future careers, whether those careers are in academic life, in governmental or intergovernmental organizations, as activists, or as legal practitioners.
We will offer up to 4 Human Rights Fellowships for summer 2013.
CHANGE IN APPLICATION DEADLINE! Applications for summer 2013 fellowships are due on December 10, 2012. That said, there are a number of steps that you must take to prepare yourself to be competitive for the fellowship. Please review the FAQs and the timeline (links below) to make sure you are aware of the requirements and can plan accordingly.
Human Rights Fellowship FAQs: answers to frequently ask questions and detailed information about application and fellowship requirements.
Helpful timeline for completing requirements, contacting faculty, etc. so you are ready to apply.
Sample Human Rights Fellowships: examples of projects that would qualify for a human rights fellowship.
Application Information: There is no application form per se but your proposal should include the following:
Please gather the necessary information, convert it to one PDF and then send the application to Nadejda Marques (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your letter of recommendation should be sent directly to Nadejda Marques (email@example.com) by your recommender.
Human Rights Launch & Debra Satz' Discussion of the Fellowships
Human Rights at Stanford -- Launch Event (held on October 14, 2009)
On October 14, 2009, two new Human Rights Initiatives were launched at Stanford: the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law’s new Program on Human Rights and the Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society’s Human Rights Summer Fellowships for undergraduates.
Review of launch event and audio files for each session (links found at the bottom of the CDDRL page).
I encourage you to click here to listen to Debra Satz' explanation of the fellowships, the discussion with the student panelists, and the Q&A portion of this session.
Stanford's Travel Policy
I also encourage you to go to Stanford's Global Gateway. This site has an enormouns about of useful information including ongoing research projects by Stanford faculty (by region and/or discipline), as well as tips for travelling overseas (from safety concerns to vaccinations to international ID cards).
In terms of travel restrictions, the University’s travel policy is outlined here but basically, undergraduates are prohibited from travelling to countries on the State Department Travel Warning List (or other countries where there is information about significant health & safety concerns).
Additionally, there are US govt trade sanctions against: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria. Any travel plans to these countries must be reviewed by the University’s export control officer, and may require special paperwork.