10 Top Human Rights Fellowships 2017/2018


Open Society Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2017 The Open Society Fellowship is designed to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges.

Graduate Scholarships at Central European University

Deadline: February 1, 2017 Applications are now being accepted for graduate scholarships at Central European University.

Open Society Community Youth Fellowships

Deadline: January 10, 2017 The Open Society Community Youth Fellowships supports dynamic activists aged 18–25 who want to implement a project of their own design that advances human rights in underserved communities.

Open Society Presidential Fellowship

Deadline: December 22, 2016 Fellows pursue work related to human rights, good governance, and justice through an 11-month residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundations.

Global Health Corps Fellowship 2017-2018

Deadline: January 18, 2017 Global Health Corps is inviting applicants for its fellowship program. The Global Health Corps is a community of leaders united by the belief that health is a human right. Its fellows are highly effective and empathetic systems thinkers with diverse backgrounds, expertise and stories.

Humanity in Action

Deadline: January 4, 2017 The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values.

The Allan Rosenfield, M.D., HIV/AIDS Public Policy Internship and Fellowship Program

Deadline: April 15, 2017 This program trains interns and fellows to become effective leaders in public health by immersing them in policy writing, research and advocacy from their very first day.

2017-2018 Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship

Deadline: December 15, 2016 LL.M. Human Rights Fellows will receive tailored skills and career mentoring in both practice and academic scholarship from Human Rights Institute faculty, staff, and advisers; be invited to special events with leading human rights advocates and scholars.

Kirby Simon Summer Fellowships

Deadline: March 21, 2017 The Schell Center’s Kirby Simon Summer Fellowships supported by the Robina Foundation provide funding for Yale students to undertake at least six weeks of human rights work during the summer.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Fellowship

Deadline: rolling. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is currently accepting applications from students and recent graduates interested in applying to Equal Justice Works, Soros, Skadden, or other post-graduate public interest fellowships and seeking a fellowship host.


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