Human Rights Fellowship Programme
A program called the Human Rights Research Fellowship Program shall be set up within the Secretariat-General, devoted for individuals willing to conduct independent research on matters relating to civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
The Research Fellowship Program is designed for academics, postgraduate students, human rights defenders and all those interested in conducting research in the field of human rights.
The Research Fellowship Program is aimed at:
- Developing skills in critical thinking and analysis in the field of human rights.
- Supporting and enhancing innovation and creativity skills to find the best methods to promote and protect human rights.
- Strengthening partnership with international organizations and universities working in the field of human rights.
- Exchanging experiences in the field of human rights.
Conditions for applying for Research Fellowship Program
To be considered eligible, applicants to the Research Fellowship Programme must:
- Hold a bachelor's degree in an area related to human rights (e.g. political science, international relations, law, human rights, or other relevant disciplines).
- Fill in the relevant application form.
- Write a letter explaining the reasons for applying for the fellowship program.
- Provide a letter of recommendation from his/her place of work or university where he/she is studying, where applicable.
- Submit a C.V. detailing qualifications and previous work experience.
- Have Knowledge of national human rights policies and legislation.
- Have full knowledge of regional and international human rights law and relevant United Nations bodies.
- Write an article (800 to 1000 words) - in Arabic or English on a human rights subject, submitted at the end of the fellowship program period.
The research fellowship program lasts between two and twelve weeks.
The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) shall provide textbooks and relevant materials to those selected. They will also have the opportunity to engage with human rights experts at the NIHR and they will be offered training programs on the role of the NIHR in the promotion and protection of human rights as well as its work mechanism and functions. They will also be invited to events held by the NIHR.