Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)


Open CHRHS Position: Civil-Military Program Coordinator

The CHRHS Program in Civil-Military Humanitarian Coordination is designed to expand our global network of humanitarian, military, and academic partners to maximize the reach of our educational and policy endeavors. The Program Coordinator will support CHRHS research on humanitarian military relations, contribute to and lead policy projects, support Brown University and U.S. Naval War College faculty in development of new curricula, organize the National Research Symposium and Workshop on Civilian Military Humanitarian Response, and serve as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students at Brown. Review of applications begins July 15. Application Details >

CHRHS Global Fellows Program - Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for our Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS) Global Fellows program. In the spirit of collaboration, we encourage humanitarian and human rights professionals and academics to apply. As a Global Fellow of CHRHS, you will be part of a dynamic network of faculty, students, and practitioners interested in humanitarian assistance and human rights. Fellows will contribute to the portfolio of CHRHS through collaborative interdisciplinary research on both the causes of, and solutions for, human rights abuses and the most pressing global humanitarian challenges. CHRHS Global Fellows will not be physically located at Brown University, however, opportunities for collaboration with Brown University faculty, students, and fellows will be made available as they develop. While no guaranteed funding is currently attached to this fellowship, access to research and training seed grants are made available on a yearly basis. Accepted individuals will become CHRHS Global Fellows for a 1 year term from September 2021 - August 2022. Apply to become a CHRHS Global Fellow >   

Application Deadline is August 22, 2021. 

Research Seed Grant Program

The CHRHS Research Seed Grant Program is designed to stimulate original humanitarian and human rights focused research. Awarded seed grants help fund innovation-driven approaches to increasing the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, and post-emergency reconstruction as well as furthering a deeper understanding of global human rights. Application Window Now Closed. Deadline: October 2, 2020. Application Details >

Training Seed Grant Program

The CHRHS Training Seed Grant Program is designed to stimulate the development of human rights and humanitarian training initiatives. Awarded training grants help fund the planning and implementation of new curriculum, workshops, seminars, simulation-based learning, or conferences either within existing institutions or as a kick-starter for independent initiatives. Application Window Now Closed. Deadline: October 2, 2020. Application Details >