Apply For the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Fellowship – Lund in Sweden

Raoul Wallenberg Institute Human Rights Fellowship

Organized by the Yerevan Office of Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), we are excited to announce a 3-month Human Rights Research Fellowship in Lund, Sweden,
beginning in mid-March 2024. This fellowship aims to deepen understanding and foster innovative
approaches in human rights research and is specifically open to scholars from universities in Armenia.
Fellowship Focus:

  • Special emphasis on cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary investigation of human rights issues,
    encouraging research that can impact policies and practices.
  • Applications falling under priority areas, such as Human Rights and the Environment, Human
    Rights and Gender, Access to Justice, Human Rights and Corruption, Human Rights and Conflict
    Resolution, and Human Rights and Poverty would be appreciated (but other applications are
    more than encouraged).
  • Open to established scholars and emerging PhD students examining human rights from a wide
    array of fields.
  • Full access to Lund University’s library and facilities.
  • Coverage of travel and living expenses.
  • An environment conducive to research with peer support and expert guidance.
  • Opportunity to participate in the prestigious AHRI (Association of Human Rights Institutes) 2024
    conference hosted by RWI in Lund University.
  • Chance to publish research findings as an academic article at a national or international
    publication or as a book chapter, etc.
  • Lead a human rights workshop in Yerevan.
    Application Requirements:
  1. Research Proposal (1-2 pages): Applicants must submit a concise yet comprehensive research
    proposal. This should outline:
  • The topic of research.
  • Objectives and potential impact of the research.
  • Methodology and approach.
  1. English Language Proficiency: Applicants must provide evidence of their proficiency in the
    English language.
  2. Commitment to Travel: Applicants must be willing and able to travel to Lund, Sweden, and stay
    for the duration of the fellowship starting in mid-March 2024.
    Applications should be sent via email to Arman Gasparyan at [email protected] by February 2,
  3. Successful applicants will be notified via email by February 16, 2024. All questions related to the
    fellowship can be addressed to [email protected].

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About the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) is an independent
academic institution, founded in 1984 and affiliated with Lund University in Sweden. The mission of the Institute is to contribute to a wider understanding of and respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. The vision of the Institute is just and inclusive societies with effective realisation of human rights for all. Considering this, the Institute contributes to strengthening structures, systems and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights at all levels in society.

The overall objective of RWI’s Armenia Programme 2022-2025 is to support targeted actors in Armenia to apply international human rights law and standards in their work. This should help overall efforts to advance understanding, application, and enjoyment of human rights in Armenia.

For additional info on our Armenia programme, you may visit: https://rwi.lu.se/armenia-programme/

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