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

Opportunities

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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. 

We are now accepting applications for 2022-2023 seed grants. Application Instructions >

* Deadline to Apply is October 1, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT


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, workshops, seminars, simulation-based learning, or conferences either within existing institutions or as a kick-starter for independent initiatives. 

We are now accepting applications for 2022-2023 seed grants. Application Instructions >

* Deadline to Apply is October 1, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT


Global Fellows Program

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. CHRHS Global Fellows will not be physically located at Brown University; however, opportunities for collaboration with Brown University faculty, students, and staff 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, as well as opportunities for participation in events at Brown University. Accepted individuals will become CHRHS Global Fellows for a 2-year term from September 2022 - August 2024.

Apply to become a CHRHS Global Fellow > 

* Application Deadline is July 17, 2022  


Human Rights and Humanitarian Alumni Group at Brown University

To strengthen our community of academics and practitioners across the globe, CHRHS is forming a Human Rights and Humanitarian Alumni Group at Brown University. Through this alumni group, we hope to build a diverse network of alumni open to supporting current students in areas of mentorship, professional development, career placement, and inspiration. If your current or past work falls within the human rights or humanitarian sectors we would be thrilled to hear from you. Please fill out this brief form to express your interest and assist us in building this alumni group in a way that is useful and supportive for both alumni and students alike.


CHRHS Visiting Scholars Program

The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Visiting Scholars Program brings leading academics and practitioners to the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to engage with our community, conduct research, and provide mentorship and teaching to both undergraduate and graduate students. Visiting Scholars can be academics on sabbatical, human rights or humanitarian practitioners working with local or international NGOs or UN agencies, or individuals working in relevant government agencies. We welcome both emerging and established scholars and practitioners whose research and practice are aligned with the Center’s priorities. The Deadline for the 2022-2023 academic year has passed. The next call will likely go out in January 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year. CHRHS Visiting Scholars Program Description