Human Rights

The Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS) Human Rights Fellowship is a one‐year appointment that provides salary and/or research funding in the amount of $16,000. The fellowship is intended to promote undergraduate education on human rights at the University of Michigan by developing a new course with significant international content and an interdisciplinary perspective. This course will initially be offered through the International Studies program and will subsequently become part of the curriculum of the fellow’s home department.

The intention is for the course to become a permanent part of the department’s curriculum. We encourage joint applications from members of two or more departments or units, in which case the applicants will divide the stipend. Download the call and application form.


U‐M‐Ann Arbor regular instructional staff members, in any department, are eligible to apply.


During the fellowship year, the Human Rights Fellow is expected to:

  1. Develop and teach an undergraduate seminar on human rights for one semester, and teach it a second time within two years in the fellow's home department
  2. Deliver one public lecture
  3. Contribute a 1,500 word article to the II Journal during the academic year

The amount of the fellowship is $16,000. The fellow will receive compensation up to a summer ninth for developing the new course. Required deductions for fringe benefits and taxes will be made. The remainder of the fellowship will be paid into her or his research fund. These funds may be used to support classroom materials, or to cover the costs of bringing guest speakers to the course. Total compensation will not exceed $16,000.


The following items must be submitted by the deadline:

  • Completed CICS funding request cover sheet including the signatures of all relevant chairs and directors in the applicant’s department, agreeing that, if selected, the department will give serious consideration to including the course in the permanent curriculum
  • Brief statement describing the course topic and its relation to international human rights (no more than 500 words)
  • Statement of purpose describing the applicant’s human rights-related experience and reasons for applying (1-3 pages)
  • CV
  • Additional materials, such as an excerpt from a scholarly paper, book chapter, grant proposal, relevant report, or research project (optional)Deadline


Applications are due by Thursday, February 7, 2013 by 5pm (for teaching during 2013-2014 academic year)

Contact and Delivery Information

Email applications to:

Sarah Jadrich at
Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
International Institute, 1080 S. University, Suite 2607