The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College is conducting its annual search for the Oak Human Rights Fellow and we looking for deserving candidates. The fellowship has a different geographical or thematic focus each year. This year, we are looking for a practitioner/activist involved in human rights protection in situations of internment and displacement. Nominations are due by April 2013. More information on the Oak Fellowship can be viewed here.
Young African Scholars Programme: Every two years the HF Guggenheim Foundation holds a competition for African scholars under the age of 35 on a research topic related to the Guggenheim Foundation’s interest in a better understanding of violence and aggression. Ten scholars are selected in an open competition to attend a methods workshop to improve their proposals, receive research grants of $2000 each and editorial help in writing up their findings, and at the end of the process, attend an international conference to present their final papers. This year’s topic is ‘Violence and Social Change.’ Applications are due by 5 November 2012 and should be emailed here. For more information, check the HF Guggenheim website.