Pozen Family Center for Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program

Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program

Extended Deadline: April 28

The Pozen Human Rights Doctoral Fellows Program offers PhD students whose research intersects with human rights themes a yearlong forum to explore interdisciplinary conversations with each other, Pozen Center faculty, and Center-affiliated faculty. Applicants at any stage of a research project/idea may apply and draw from any discipline. Importantly, as an interdisciplinary Center, human rights can manifest through a variety of different writings/approaches; we welcome new and innovative ways of engaging in the human rights landscape. For examples of the breadth of topics previously supported, read about our 2022-23 Fellows.


Fellows meet throughout the academic year, typically twice per quarter, with members of the Pozen Center faculty. These seminars are used both as a reading group to introduce work drawn from a variety of different disciplinary lenses, as well as a space to workshop part of a dissertation or an article in preparation. At the end of the academic year, Fellows will have made tangible progress on a piece of work and present it in a Doctoral Seminar, which brings together the Fellows and scholars (internal and external) to discuss their work. In addition to being in conversation with Pozen Center faculty from across the University, Fellows establish a sense of community among themselves over the course of the Fellowship year. 


Fellows are provided a $2,000 stipend.  The Fellowship also supports conference participation linked with the Fellowship.


Applications are due Friday, April 28 at 11:59 PM (CDT).  For more information and a link to the application, visit: https://humanrights.uchicago.edu/doctoralfellows.