1 November 2013 | Call for Nominations

Colby College (Maine, USA) announces a call for nominations for the 2014 Oak Human Rights Fellowship, sponsored by the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College. The fellowship is a one-semester appointment as an activist-in-residence. It is designed to provide human rights defenders doing “on-the-ground” work at some level of personal risk a respite from front-line duties to enable them to reflect, write, and communicate their work to our campus community.

The focus of this year’s search is gender and human rights, which may have to do with women but also men (and masculinity) and sexual minorities. They are particularly seeking activists working on sexual and reproductive rights, gender empowerment and education, human and sexual trafficking, activism against gender-based violence, gender- and sexual-based asylum, or gender and environmental rights.

The appointment is for the fall semester of 2014 (mid-August through mid-December). Responsibilities include participation in a lecture series or symposium in the fellow’s area of expertise and regular interaction with Colby students through a one-credit non-graded discussion class. The College provides a stipend of $32,500, plus transportation, housing, health care coverage, and other fringe benefits. The fellow is encouraged to bring family with limited financial support for their travel as well.

Please submit nominations to the college no later than November 1, 2013. The college will contact your nominee(s) and encourage him or her to apply; you might also suggest that your nominee apply directly. The deadline for completed applications is December 6, 2013.

If you have any questions, you can call Walter Hatch at (207) 859-5305 or email Assistant Director Amanda Cooley at oakhr@colby.edu. For more information, you can access their webpage at www.colby.edu/oak.  Final selection will be announced no later than April 15, 2014.

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