Recognizing the legacy of Arthur C. Helton, a prominent human rights advocate, the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program was established in 2004 by the American Society of International Law, after his death. The program provides assistance in the form of micro-grants for law students and many more young and aspiring individuals to pursue the research work on noteworthy issues including international laws, human rights and so on. Furthermore, Helton Fellowships are intended to provide modest funding that can make the difference in enabling future international lawyers, scholars, and advocates to pursue a life-changing experience.
The candidates must meet the following criteria for the Arthur C Helton Fellowship Program
- The program seeks candidates in the early stages of their academic and professional careers who demonstrate the potential to make significant changes.
- Also, the program prefers students, practicing lawyers, human rights professionals, scholars, and other individuals
seeking assistance in conducting international fieldwork
- In addition to that, applicants can be of any nationality but must be current law students or have graduated
from law school (at either the undergraduate or graduate levels) no earlier than December 2017
- Similarly, applicants must obtain written support for their fieldwork or research project from a sponsoring organization.
- Along with that, individuals pursuing independent research or fieldwork are not eligible for Helton Fellowships.
- Applicants should also identify other potential sources of funding to cover costs related to their fieldwork.
- Additionally, the candidates must begin their fieldwork between April 2020 and September 2020.
- Furthermore, the Helton Fellowship Selection Committee will consider the applicants on the basis of the written materials included in the application package.
- The fellowship program provides financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” of $2,000 for law students and new professionals to pursue fieldwork and research
- Along with that, the fellowships help cover travel, housing, living expenses, and other costs related to the Fellow’s fieldwork and research.
The promising applications, for the Arthur C Helton Fellowship program, must be submitted by the deadline to [email protected] Also, the applications must include the following
- Helton Fellowship application form
- Project Budget
- Writing Sample (limit of 10 pages)
- Current CV or résumé
- Confirmation of law student status and/or date of graduation from law school
- Letter of support from the sponsoring organization
- Also, two letters of recommendation or support
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