Satter Human Rights Fellowships

Satter Human Rights Fellowships

Satter Human Rights Fellowships: The Human Rights Program offers two fellowships annually to work with organizations promoting human rights defense in response to mass atrocity or widespread and severe patterns of rights abuse.

The Satter Human Rights Fellowships focus on human rights violations in countries such as those classified as “Not Free” in the Freedom House index.

The fellowships are limited to work on the following areas:


  • situations of mass atrocity;
  • situations of widespread and severe violations of human rights such as crimes against humanity that may be associated with civil conflict, failed states, authoritarian leaders or other highly repressive regimes;
  • situations of transition in the aftermath of conditions that meet the criteria outlined in (1) or (2).Funding:
    Fellowship awards are made without regard to financial need.

    The fellowship carries a stipend of $27,000 for the 12-month fellowship period, plus medical and other benefits. Fellows are required to keep HRP informed of additional funding.

    Fellowships have a preference for but are not limited to work in the Middle East and Africa.

    Other locations (e.g., Burma, Cambodia) that meet the above criteria may also be considered.

    Satter Human Rights Fellows spend one year after graduation working predominantly outside the United States in a developing country.

    Interviews may be required for finalists. The Committee awarding the fellowships is not required to award any fellowship in the absence of sufficiently qualified applicants.

    Deadline: Applications are due March 7 each year.For more information on Satter Fellowships for Human Rights, please contact:

    Human Rights Program,

    Harvard Law School,

    Pound Hall 401,

    Harvard Law School,


    MA 02138,

    Phone: 617-495-9362,

    E-mail: hrp [at],

    For information regarding the application details, see; Satter Human Rights Fellowships Website

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