This fund was established to support students with demonstrated financial need doing Division II or III work in the field of human rights and/or social justice related to human rights 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
Recipients of the Human Rights grant are required to write a final report that includes descriptions, photo documentation, how it will be included in their academic portfolios, and the personal significance for the student. This information will be used to publicize the fund to students and additional potential donors to the fund.
Please use the Social Justice Summer Grant Application Process
You will need to submit:
All documents can be found on the Social Justice Summer Grant website.
Ernie Alleva, Senior Faculty and Dean of Advising