Please forward to all faculty and graduate students:
The University of Chicago Human Rights Program
Human Rights Research Funding Proposals 2011-2012
Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2011
The Human Rights Program announces the 2011-12 round of grants to support faculty and student research in Human Rights. The Human Rights Program seeks to support projects which will make a significant contribution to the field of human rights studies. Proposals are sought from faculty and graduate students from all the Divisions and professional schools.  Proposals should be for projects that can be carried out between Summer 2011 and Spring 2012.  As funds are available, a further round of proposals will be opened in Winter 2012.
Grants will be made in the following categories: 
1)  Up to two fellowships of $5000 for research by a graduate student to support her or his thesis project. While priority will be given to PhD students, applications are invited from MA and professional students. Grants may be used to support travel or for other research expenses;
2) Up to two grants to faculty (including post-doctoral Lecturers with two year appointments) for support of small or medium size research symposiaHH.  Grant proposals should be in the range of $3000 – $10,000 and have support from at least one other Department or Center; 
3) One grant of up to $10,000 to support initiation of a major public conference involving a Human Rights theme to be presented in academic year 2011-12;
4) Insofar as funds allow, up to two grants of $5000 each – to faculty for support of interdisciplinary Human Rights research initiatives involving at least two Chicago faculty.
Proposals are due by email to the Human Rights Research Committee c/o Sarah Patton Moberg, Program Manager, at by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011.  Proposals should contain a statement of not more than 1000 words setting forth the purpose of the research and its relevance to Human Rights studies. Please include the C.V.s of the principal proponents of the research or conference initiative. Please include a tentative budget with a listing of support committed or requested from other sources. 
Sarah Patton Moberg
Human Rights Program
University of Chicago
5720 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
p: 773-834-0957