Oak Fellowship 2008 Human Rights Fellowship (15 Dec)

Oak Fellowship 2008 Human Rights Fellowship

The Oak Fellowship 2008 Human Rights Fellowship annually offers an opportunity for one prominent practitioner in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from front-line work to spend the fall semester (September – December) in residence at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The Oak Institute seeks one frontline human rights practitioner working as a journalist outside of the United States for residence at Colby in the fall of 2008 and is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the 2008 Oak Human Rights Fellowship. This provides the fellow time for respite, reflection, research, and writing. In addition to conducting his or her own research, the fellow will teach one seminar on his or work area of expertise. Following the period of the award the fellow is expected to return home to continue human rights work.

Possible areas of human rights activity may include, but are not limited to: racial or ethnic discrimination; workers rights in both formal and informal markets; land and resource struggles; environmental human rights; victims of state or organized violence; gender and social exclusion; gay, lesbian, or transgender sexual discrimination; children’s rights; rights of displaced peoples and refugees; rights to religious freedom; or freedom of information.

They especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in on-the ground work at some level of personal risk and are in need of respite.

Please contact them by e-mail at oakhr@colby.edu or at (207) 859-5234 if you have any questions.

The deadline is December 15, 2007.