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The purpose of the Human Rights Fund for Student Research is to support annual funding of awards for students doing Division II or III work in the field of human rights and/or social justice issues. The granting committee is composed of faculty members from the Schools of Critical Social Inquiry, Natural Science, and Cognitive Science, appointed by the dean of faculty; and a student member whose studies relate to human rights issues.
Applications for the annual award may be submitted by students studying in any school or field at Hampshire College, so long as the student's research project or field work directly supports, examines, or raises awareness of human rights and/or social justice issues as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (pdf).
Examples as cited in this document include issues involving life, liberty, and security, specifically:
The committee members are the final arbiters of what constitutes a human-rights project.
Evaluation Criteria for Proposals
Submit both the Shared Application and the Human Rights Fund Program-Specific Application (online form). Completed Shared Applications should be emailed to email@example.com
All materials are due on Monday, April 6, 2015
Faculty Recommendation Form (pdf) Give this file to your faculty recommender; be sure to check out the grant(s) you are applying for.Letter of Organizational Support: NOTE Required ONLY if you are applying for support for an internship.You may use these letters to help you describe the "letter of support" to your internship supervisor, and to make sure that all of the appropriate information is included:
Human Rights Fund Letter of Organizational Support (pdf)