Funding Opportunities

The University of Washington Center for Human Rights has announced funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.  More information for these funds, including deadlines and rules for eligibility, may be found in the attached PDFs to this article or at the UW Center for Human Rights fellowships page (external link).  Summaries of the endowed funds, taken from the announcements, are listed below.

  • The Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Endowed Fund was established to honor and continue the human rights work of two individuals who have spent their lives respecting, protecting, and promoting human rights: Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark. For more information about Abe Osheroff’s life and work, see http://abeosheroff.org/.  The Osheroff and Clark fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students to support human rights projects that promote social change through direct action. In 2016, we anticipate having approximately $3500 available to distribute; the entire amount may be issued in a single award or split between multiple awardees. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications.
  • The Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. In 2016, we anticipate having approximately $2800 available to distribute; the entire amount may be issued in a single award or split between multiple awardees. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Lisa Sable Brown fellowship to make a more substantial award.
  • The Dr. Lisa Sable Brown Endowed Fund provides financial resources to benefit graduate students to study and/or conduct research about human rights. In 2016, we anticipate having approximately $2200 available to distribute; the entire amount may be issued in a single award or split between multiple awardees. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. The committee may combine this fellowship with the Mack and Mayerfeld fellowship to make a more substantial award. Priority will be given to graduate student research that identifies acts of oppression of an individual’s human rights and advocates abolishing such practices that may be viewed as a form of “slavery.”

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