Roberta Levitow September 10, 2015 No Comments

Colby College: Oak Institute Human Rights Fellowship

Oak Institute at Colby College Accepting Applications for the 2016 Oak Human Rights Fellowship

Applications due December 4, 2015

We are pleased to issue this call for nominations for the 2016 Oak Human Rights Fellowship, sponsored by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The fellowship is a one-semester appointment as an activist-in-residence. It is designed to provide human rights defenders doing on-the-ground work at some level of personal risk a respite from front-line duties to enable them to reflect, write, and communicate their work to our campus community. We are writing to ask your help in identifying the Oak Fellow for the fall of 2016.

Learn more about the fellowship!

Nominate an activist for our fellowship!

Apply for the Oak Fellowship

Please feel free to forward this announcement to individuals or groups that might be interested or might help us locate excellent candidates. If you prefer to have an electronic copy of this announcement with a PDF brochure, please let us know. If you have any questions, you can reach me at (207) 859-5305 or Assistant Director Amanda Cooley at oakhr@colby.edu. For more information, you can access our webpage at  www.colby.edu/oakinstitute; we call your attention to the frequently asked questions section to clarify terms and eligibility. We underscore that the fellowship is for an individual who needs a break from the intensity of front line work. It is not a training program for someone at the earlier stages of human rights work; nor is it a traditional academic sabbatical. Final selection will be announced no later than April 15, 2016.

Walter Hatch

Associate Professor, Government

Director, Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights