Purpose of the Fellowship:
The Protection Project International Human Rights Fellowship Program is designed to provide for a rigorous academic and professional experience in the field of human rights for the purpose of fostering both grassroots and government level leadership and support for the promotion of human rights values in targeted countries throughout the world. The fellowship will be awarded to outstanding non-U.S. citizens currently working either for a non-governmental organization or a government agency outside the United States and who exhibit a concerned interest in and commitment to furthering a respect for human rights values in their home countries. The fellow will have the opportunity to establish professional contacts in the field of human rights and to develop collaborative research and professional relationships by participating in the daily activities of The Protection Project and by taking advantage of access to a wide variety of activities taking place in Washington D.C. at various academic institutions, governmental, non-governmental, and international organizations. The research fellow will be able to participate in conferences, seminars and workshops held by leading institutions in the field of human rights.
Terms of the Fellowship:
The Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University-School of Advanced International Studies will award one three-month Fellowships for the year 2015, starting September 2015. The fellowship will cover housing, round trip airfare and provide a minimal monthly stipend for the research fellow. The fellowship will not cover travel beyond the initial airfare; personal expenditures, or other costs incurred during the fellowship. Candidates who are interested in bringing family members to the United States are urged to investigate the cost of living, housing and transportation for their dependents. All costs for dependents travel, housing and transportation are the responsibility of the fellow. Health insurance coverage, passport and visa fees are also the responsibility of the candidate.
The fellowship recipient will be responsible for a number of projects related to the promotion of human rights values, including conducting research and assisting in managing The Protection Project development programs around the world. The fellow will also have the task of organizing some events such as brown bag lunches or seminars. During the program, the fellow will be required to write a policy paper on his/her area of research interest. This paper should be based on research that the fellow has conducted during his/her time in Washington, D.C. Finally,the fellow will be required to submit a final report and an evaluation of the fellowship program.
In order to be considered for The Protection Project International Human Rights Fellowship, a candidate must:
- Be a citizen of a country other the United States;
- Be fluent in English (both oral and written);
- Hold at least a graduate degree, or equivalent thereof;
- Have at least 3 years work experience working in the non-governmental field;
- Have a demonstrated interest in human rights and social development.
In order to be considered for The Protection Project International Human Rights Fellowship, a candidate must submit:
- Copy of Academic Degree/s;
- A letter of reference (translated in English) from professor of employer;
- A one-page statement outlining the reasons for applying and the program;
- A two-page research program proposal related to the work of The Protection Project.