One of The Protection Project’s newest initiatives, the Trafficking in Persons Dissertation Scholarship program, awards a one month research scholarship in Washington, DC, to a PhD student from any country in the world who is writing his or her PhD dissertation on trafficking in persons. The aim of the program is to promote research in a specific field of human trafficking. The student spends one month in Washington, DC taking advantage of the wide range of libraries and research institutes that operate in the capital, while gaining exposure to the Washington, DC, anti-trafficking community and taking part in the activities of The Protection Project. The program likewise includes the supervision of dissertation preparation by Dr. Mohamed Y. Mattar, Executive Director of The Protection Project, who is currently supervising dissertations in Canada, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey.

For more information regarding the program, please contact Elaine Panter at or by phone at 202-663-5894.

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