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Human Rights Fellowship Program

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2013 Fellowship Application

Application Form:

MS Word



Thank you for your interest in the Human Rights Fellowship.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2013, 4:00 pm CST.


  • You must submit a complete application to be considered.

  • You must include six collated copies of all materials sent by mail.

  • Your application must be printed and mailed or hand-delivered, with your attachments.

Applications and supporting materials must be received by Friday, February 8, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. Central time.

Notifications of the Fellowship Awards will be made after March 31, 2013.



Please make six copies of each attachment (including transcripts) and mail them as a complete packet to the Human Rights Center.


Confirmation letter from host

If in a language other than English, you must provide a translation.

Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

College and University transcripts, from the last ten years only.

Resume (1 page max.)

Detailing your experience in the area of the proposed fellowship, including previous internships or fellowships, travel, education, employment, extracurricular activities, honors, etc. You may also wish to include a brief cover letter highlighting how these experiences will relate to your proposed fellowship.

Essay (2-3 pages)

Essay should detail the following:

a) Fellowship placement

b) Proposed host organization

c) Significance of the experience for your academic or professional training

d) Relationship of the fellowship to your future goals

e) How the host organization will benefit from a fellowship

f) Description of the key aspects of a current human rights issue in the country/location of your proposed fellowship and how the sponsoring organization addresses it

g) Description of how you will use your new human rights experiences in your community upon your return home

Letters of Reference (optional)



Mailing Address:

University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
Human Rights Fellowship Program
N-120 Mondale Hall
229 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For more information contact:

Willa Gelvick
Fellowship Coordinator
Tel.  (612) 626-2226




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