Human Rights Fellowship Programme
A program called the Human Rights Research Fellowship Program shall be set up within the Secretariat-General, devoted for individuals willing to conduct independent research on matters relating to civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
The Research Fellowship Program is designed for academics, postgraduate students, human rights defenders and all those interested in conducting research in the field of human rights.
The Research Fellowship Program is aimed at:
- Developing skills in critical thinking and analysis in the field of human rights.
- Supporting and enhancing innovation and creativity skills to find the best methods to promote and protect human rights.
- Strengthening partnership with international organizations and universities working in the field of human rights.
- Exchanging experiences in the field of human rights.
Conditions for applying for Research Fellowship Program
To be considered eligible, applicants to the Research Fellowship Programme must:
- Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in a subject related to human rights (Such as law, political science, international relations, or other relevant disciplines), or is expected to graduate soon.
- The applicant should be familiar with the principles of scientific research.
- Commitment to personal presence at the NIHR’s headquarter throughout the fellowship program period, or to participate through video communication programs whenever the need arises.
- Full knowledge of national legislation, regional conventions, international instruments on human rights, and relevant United Nations bodies.
- Submit a research paper at the end of the fellowship period (1000 words minimum) in Arabic or English.
- Comply with the regulations and decisions related to the regulation of attendance and departure, and the health requirements issued by the General Secretariat.
Required supporting documents
- A letter explaining why you wish to join the fellowship program. with an explanation if the applicant is still a student (specifying the name of the academic institution) or working in a government or private sector (specifying the name of the entity) or not working.
- A letter of approval from the employer or the university in which he/she studies - as the case may be, explaining the approval of participation and personal attendance at the NIHR’s headquarters.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing qualifications and previous work experience.
- The title of the research that the researcher wishes to present (Topics have been specified in the subscription form, and other topics can be selected).
The research fellowship program lasts between two and twelve weeks.
The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) shall provide textbooks and relevant materials to those selected. They will also have the opportunity to engage with human rights experts at the NIHR and they will be offered training programs on the role of the NIHR in the promotion and protection of human rights as well as its work mechanism and functions. They will also be invited to events held by the NIHR.