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Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

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Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

Human rights has emerged as a prominent concept for justice amongst scholars, activists, politicians, aid workers, and NGO officials. Gallatin students whose concentrations incorporate the study of human rights may apply for a Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, a year-long program that provides students with up to $5,000 each to support research and work in the field of human rights.

This campaign’s goal is to fund one Gallatin student with a $5,000 fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year.

Since its beginning in 2011, the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights has made an increasing number of fellowship opportunities to students, with ten fellowships offered in 2015-16. In applying for a fellowship, students identify human rights organizations with which to work and propose their own summer projects and/or internships.

Those who are selected study the concept, history, and political manifestations of human rights in both a seminar and independent studies during the spring semester. In the summer, fellows go into the field to engage in extended research or internships at organizations around the world. In the fall, they present their findings at a symposium open to the entire University community.

Examples of past projects include researching people's access to water in Gaza and the West Bank, the rights of migrant domestic workers in Singapore, the rights of Syrian refugees in Berlin, Germany, and theeffects of gentrification in São Paolo, Brazil.

Want to learn more about our students and their work? Read the NYU Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights Blog and view the Fellows' annual symposium presentations, where they discuss their summer experiences.

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