Small Grants for Faculty Research in Human Rights

The Human Rights Institute established the Human Rights Research Grant Competition for the Faculty and Staff at the University of Connecticut to support and promote research projects on human rights related questions.

2020 Small Faculty Grants for Human Rights Research Recipients

Gerlinde Berger-Walliser, Assistant Professor of Business Law

The Future of International Corporate Human Rights Litigation: A Transatlantic Comparison




Maria D. LaRusso, Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences

Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives on PANS, Mental Health Symptoms, and Children's Rights to a Healthy Development



Read more about their projects

For more information about previous award winners see HERE.

2020 Faculty Research Grant Competition

Faculty and Staff Research & Book Preparation.

The funding competition is open to all faculty and staff in all disciplines at Storrs and the regional campuses.

Evaluation Criteria for Faculty Human Rights Research Grant Applications

1. Overall excellence of the proposed research project on human rights issues, understood broadly. Projects should make a significant contribution to ongoing scholarly and policy debates in the field of human rights.

2. Research awards will prioritize primary research, including library research, fieldwork, interviewing, historical archival research, pilot studies, data collection and data set construction, etc.

3. Requests for funding for conference travel and seminar/course tuition will be considered.

4. Book preparation requests could include copy editing, indexing, editorial assistance, etc. However, requests for subventions will not be considered.

Application format

Faculty Research Grant applications should be a maximum of three pages; written materials should be double spaced and printed in 12-point, Times New Roman font with 1 inch standard margins.

Each application of a maximum of three pages should include the intellectual rationale for the project, a list of expected project outcomes, a methodology section, and a budget narrative of research-related expenses. Ordinarily, budget requests should not exceed $2000. In addition, please provide a copy of your most up-to-date CV.

Please submit your application via UConnact at:

Deadline for the Application is March 6, 2020