Deadline- November 1, 2012
Countries/Region- All Countries
International fellows are invited for Oak Human Rights Fellowship programme which works to protect the human rights of emerging generations. such rights include but are not limited to – the right of young people to the most basic human needs such as shelter and nutrition, access to health care and medical attention for children and pregnant women, access to education, enforcement of fair chi-labor standards, protection from youth and gang violence, efforts to curb or stop the recruitment of child soldiers, special care for orphans and refugee children, protection against sexual exploitation of minors, enforcement of fair justice laws and standards. Especially, applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in on the ground work at some level of personal risk and in need respite are encouraged.
The purpose of the fellowship is to offer an opportunity for prominent practitioners in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from their work and spend as long as a semester as a scholar-in-residence at the College. This provides the Fellow time for reflection, research, and writing.
The Fellow will receive a stipend and College fringe benefits, plus round-trip transportation from the fellow’s home site, a two-bedroom apartment, use of a car, and meals on campus. The Fellow will also receive research support, including office space, secretarial support, computer and library facilities, and a student assistant. The Fellowship is awarded for the fall semester (September through December) each year. Following the period of the award, the fellow is expected to return to her or his human rights work.
- The Oak Human Rights Fellowship is designed for one human rights professional who is doing on-the ground work at some level of personal risk.
- The Fellowship is designed for people doing human rights work outside the United States. A U.S.-based candidate might be eligible if (a) his or her base of operations was in the U.S. while substantial work was done abroad, or (b) if he or she worked on an issue in the United States and other countries.
- The Fellow must have a functional level of verbal ability in English. The Fellow is required to lead a seminar class that meets once a week and the discussion will take place in English.
Application materials required-
- A completed application form, which also requires a personal statement
- Applicants most recent resume
- Two letters of reference
How to apply?
- Application forms are available via the web site (in both Microsoft word and PDF format). If applicant are unable to access these, please contact the Oak Institute via e-mail or phone call number is provided in the website.
- The personal statement must be written in English, though applicant can provide materials written in another language.
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