The strong tradition of funding faculty and graduate student initiatives began in 2004. Since then the Institute has funded a wide range of projects that reflect our commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of human rights.
In 2006, the Human Rights Institute introduced a one semester Human Rights Institute Fellowship for tenure track faculty. This competition aims to support and promote faculty research projects on human rights and to facilitate the writing of external grant proposals. The Fellowship is open to all tenure track faculty in all disciplines at Storrs and regional University of Connecticut campuses.
The Human Rights Institute announces the Human Rights Research Grant Competition for the Faculty and Staff at the University of Connecticut. The objective of the competition is to support and promote research projects on human rights related questions.
Faculty workshops bring to campus scholars from external institutions to interact with UConn faculty on a substantive human rights themes.
Over the past 6 years, we have funded one and two day faculty workshops that have covered topics from “Human Trafficking Service Provider Assessment Project (HTSPAP)” to a “Forum on Disabilities, Human Rights, and Social Inclusion.”
Annual Human Rights Institute funding is made possible by generous funding from the Provost’s Office and a generous endowment by UConn Alumni, Gary Gladstein, as well as the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.