The focus of the Scheme is on right defenders who work in difficult environments and have a need for human rights training, including research training that the Centre can provide. Human rights defenders are invited to come to York for periods ranging from three to six months. During this time they benefit both from time away from a difficult environment, and from
educational resources designed to increase their effectiveness and their ability to influence policy and practice when they return home. All countries are Eligible.
Eligibility: Nominations to the fellowships are accepted from recognized civil society organizations working in human rights and/or specifically with human rights defenders.
Number of Awards: The Centre accepts up to ten human rights defenders as visiting fellows every year.
Value of Award: The benefits are three-fold:
* Awardees have the opportunity to acquire new skills as well as take time to recuperate and reflect upon their work, enabling them to return to their activism re-energized
* Enhancing the skills of human rights defenders is a sustainable way to bring about medium and long-term social change in their home countries
* The Centre for Applied Human Rights benefits from the experience of the awardees, allowing it to create and share knowledge relating to best practice in human rights activism.
Duration/Timeline of Program:
* A call for nominations usually goes out in February/March and the fellows are expected to arrive in York in either mid-September or early January.
* The fellowships take place at the University of York and last for a period of three to six months.
How to Apply: Visit link below.