Apply for the Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Applications are now open for the 2014 session of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) at Columbia University. The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a capacity-building program designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks of individual advocates and proven human rights defenders at the grassroots level and providing the tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples. Applicants from high-income countries will not be considered except for those representing marginalized communities.

Eligibility

  • The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, domestic violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, and corporate social accountability.
  • Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies.
  • Full-time students or government officials will not be considered.
  • Applicants holding full or part-time jobs pursuing their advocacy efforts are preferred.
  • Advocates must work at the grassroots level. Applicants from high-income countries will not be considered except for those representing marginalized communities.

Funding

  • ISHR makes every effort to provide full fellowships to cover program costs as well as travel and housing.
  • A reasonable stipend is also provided to cover basic costs.
  • ISHR staff will work with interested candidates who have been wait listed for the Program to identify potential funding sources in cases where ISHR has not secured the resources to provide a full fellowship.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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