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.
The Human Rights Institute announces a seed grant competition for one award of $10,000 for the 2018-19 academic year. The objective of this competition is to support and promote faculty research projects on human rights and to facilitate the writing of external grant proposals.
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.
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.
Faculty workshops bring to campus scholars from external institutions to interact with UConn faculty on a substantive human rights themes.
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.