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Human Rights Funding Competitions Announced

2012-2013 Human Rights Funding Competitions are underway and accepting applications. 


2012-2013 Human Rights Research Grant Competition

The Human Rights Institute announces two Human Rights Research Grant Competitions, faculty and staff research and book preparation and graduate student research. The objective of the competitions is to support and promote research projects on human rights related questions.

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2012-2013 Human Rights Institute Fellowship

The Human Rights Institute announces a one semester Human Rights Institute Fellowship for tenure track faculty that will provide a two course remission over one academic semester during 2012-2013. The objective of this competition is to support and promote faculty research projects on human rights and to facilitate the writing of external grant proposals. The Fellowship is open to all tenure track faculty in all disciplines at Storrs and the regional campuses. 

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Fall 2012 Human Rights Workshop

The Human Rights Institute will fund one faculty-led human rights workshop conferences in Fall 2012.  The workshop conference will bring to campus 3-5 scholars from external institutions to interact with UConn faculty over a 1-2 day period on a substantive human rights theme. Application consists of rationale (maximum 5 pages), a list of expected participants and a draft budget up to $10,000, including all costs of administrative support, travel, catering, accommodation etc. All proposals will be reviewed and ranked by a multidisciplinary review committee chaired by the Director of the Human Rights Institute and comprised of members of the Gladstein Committee. Priority will be given to proposals which envisage a publication or research grant proposal ensuing from the event.

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Fall 2012 Human Rights Program Funding

The Human Rights Program Funding (formerly the Human Rights Initiative) is seeking proposals for human rights events for Fall 2012.  Another competition will be run during the Fall 2012 semester to fund programs for Spring 2013.

Formerly known as the Human Rights Initiative, this program has funded speakers, films, workshops, art exhibits and theatrical productions. Applications will be accepted from university departments, faculty, student groups, institutes and cultural centers from all UConn campuses.

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