University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Human Rights Awards -- applications now accepted with a deadline of February 26

Human Rights Awards -- applications now accepted with a deadline of February 26

As a part of its commitment to recognizing the achievements of students in
human rights and to offering new experiential learning opportunities, the
Human Rights Program is pleased to announce its array of awards, financial
support, and internships available for students in 2016. Whether students
are seeking their Bachelor's, Master's, PhD, or professional degree, the
Program is thrilled to be offering a number of ways in which to support
their work in promoting and protecting human rights.

- The Program, in conjunction with the University's Center for Holocaust
and Genocide Studies and the Sullivan Ballou Fund, is once again
recognizing *undergraduate students *doing tremendous work in human
rights with the* Inna Meiman Human Rights Award* and the *Sullivan
Ballou Award*. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate
students for these $1,000 awards. Self-nominations are also accepted. *March
22, 2016 application deadline.*

- Following a very successful 2015 collaboration, the Program is again
partnering with the local non-profit Children of Incarcerated Caregivers in
seeking*graduate/professional and upper-level undergraduate students* to
serve on an *interdisciplinary research team* during summer 2016. The
team will research the effects of parental incarceration and will advocate
for effective policies and programs on this issue. Stipends of $5,500 for
graduate/professional students and $4,000 for undergraduates are offered
for this FT, two-month internship opportunity. *February 26,
2016 application deadline.*

- Last but not least, the Program is offering up to $4,000 of support to
select *undergraduates* and *graduate/professional students pursuing the
graduate minor in human rights* who will be completing a *human-rights-related
internship* in the summer of 2016. *February 26, 2016 application

Much more information on each award/internship as well as information on
how to apply is available on the Program's website
. You may also contact Rochelle Hammer in the Human Rights Program with
questions related to these opportunities, or 612-626-7947.