Oak Fellowship in Poverty and Human Rights, USA

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The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College in Waterville, Maine (USA) is pleased to announce its call for applications and nominations for the 2011 Oak Human Rights Fellowship.

The fellowship is a one-semester appointment for a scholar-in-residence. It is designed to provide human rights practitioners 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 the campus community.

The appointment is for the fall semester of 2011 (September 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.

To identify candidates for the annual search, the Oak Institute relies heavily on nominations from NGOs, journalists, human rights lawyers, and academics — who are most likely to know of the work of on-the-ground professionals. The Oak Institute would like to solicit nominations for the fellowship. (Self-nomination is perfectly acceptable. A candidate can nominate her/himself simply by completing the application. No other paperwork is required.)


  • a frontline human rights activist who works on problems created by or associated with poverty outside of the United States;
  • the Fellow must have a functional level of verbal ability in English;
  • the Fellow is required to lead a seminar class that meets once a week and the discussion will take place in English.

Application procedure
Instructions for Electronic Application:

  1. Download the 2011 application form
  2. Complete the downloaded application and save to your computer
  3. Fill in your name and email in the yellow box below
  4. Upload your COMPLETED Oak Application below
  5. Upload your RESUME or C.V. below
  6. Click APPLY NOW

All recommendations should be sent directly to the Director or Associate Director of the program at: oakhr@colby.edu or via fax at 207-859-5229 or via postal mail to:

Associate Director,
Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights,
Colby College, Waterville,
ME 04901.

Nominations for the 2011 Fellowship are due by November 1, 2010.

**VERY IMPORTANT** You will not be able to make any changes to your application once you have clicked Apply Now. Please double check all information and files before you apply. Please use only one email address for all Oak Application correspondence.

You may also email or send your completed application and resume to:
Professor Walter Hatch
Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights
Colby College
5300 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901

The application deadline is 15th December 2010.

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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