Please note that the search for the 2014 Oak Fellowship has closed.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
The schedule for the 2015 fellowship is as follows:
- By early September: Online application submission is available
- November 1: Nomination deadline
- December 5: Application deadline
- December – January: Review of applications and research on candidates
- February: Selection committee meetings to select final candidates
- Late February – Early March: Phone interviews with finalists
- April 15: Decision notification to all applicants
While all human rights practitioners are eligible, we especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in “on-the-ground” work at some level of personal risk. The Oak Fellow’s responsibilities include regular meetings with students either through formal classes or informal discussion groups and assistance in shaping a lecture series or symposium associated with the particular aspect of human rights of interest to the fellow. The fellow also is expected to participate in the intellectual life of the campus and enable our students to work or study with a professional in the human rights field.
The fellow will receive a stipend and College fringe benefits, plus round-trip transportation from the fellow’s home site, a two-bedroom apartment, use of a car, and meals on campus. The Fellow will also receive research support, including office space, secretarial support, computer and library facilities, and a student assistant. The fellowship is awarded for the fall semester (September through December) each year. Following the period of the award, the fellow is expected to return to her or his human rights work.
We must receive all applicant materials by December 5, 2014.
To learn more about the 2014 Oak Fellowship, please view our Brochure.