Pozen Center for Human Rights Faculty Research Project Award for Faculty

The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights announces the second annual competition for Faculty Research Project Awards that support collaborative work on critical dimensions of human rights thought and practice. Applications are due by January 31, 2018 for projects for the 2018-19 academic year.


The Pozen Center encourages collaborative work across disciplines and schools, and projects that draw students and the broader University community into the research work of faculty.  All project proposals must come from teams of two or more faculty. These faculty research projects can be from one to three years.


Project activities might include working group meetings, performances, workshops, conferences, and edited volumes. Alternatively, a project could operate as a laboratory designed to offer solutions to a particular human rights problem.


Read more about current and past projects on our website.


Faculty from across the disciplines and schools of the University of Chicago are eligible. (Note that the second applicant does not need to be affiliated with the University). We especially encourage projects that draw graduate or undergraduate students and the broader University community into the human rights research work of faculty.


The Pozen Center provides a range of funding for projects from $5,000 to $30,000 per year, and will offer strategic and administrative support for these projects. Successful applicants may combine their award with other sources of funding from within and outside of the university.


Proposal details are outlined and must be submitted on the Pozen Center website by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The selection committee will be made up of members of the Pozen Center’s Faculty Board. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of the Winter Quarter 2018. Projects should begin after July 1, 2018 and conclude by June 30, 2019. Multi-year proposals should be outlined in the project narrative.


Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult with the Pozen Center about the content and format of the proposal. Please contact Mark Philip Bradley (Faculty Director) or Susan Gzesh (Executive Director) to discuss potential proposals.