Human Rights Research Grants

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Human Rights Research Grants: Every year, from August to December, the Research Partnership Programme (RPP) provides five researchers from developing and transitional countries the opportunity to be research partners at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR).

The programme is funded by Danish International Development Assistance (Danida) and organised by the DIHR. It appeals to both junior (Master’s degree/equivalent) and senior researchers (PhD/equivalent).

The aim of the RPP is to:

  • Strengthen research capacities in academic institutions in developing or transitional countries
  • Upgrade and expand human rights expertise and documentation
  • Consolidate DIHRs contacts with human rights research institutions and networks in partner countries
  • Attract strong human rights research projects

    Human Rights Research Grants - Expenses Covered

    An RPP grant covers expenses in relation to accommodation, insurance and international flights.

    Moreover, research partners will receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses in Denmark. Research partners will be provided accommodation by the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) in central Copenhagen.

    DFC handles the administration of the grants and organises numerous social-cultural events.

    As the cost of living in Denmark is high, research partners should not expect to be able to save money.

    These grants do not allow research partners to invite family members to Denmark.

    Human Rights Research Grants - Eligibility & Criteria

    The programme is primarily for persons who have experience in human rights-related research and/or work.

    The minimum requirement for applying is a bachelor’s degree and preference will be given to those possessing a master’s degree or equivalent qualifications.

    The applicant must be professionally affiliated to an institution (NGO, university, etc.) in a developing or transitional country.

    It is of utmost importance that the applicant is fluent in spoken as well as written English.

    The selection of research partners will depend on the qualifications of the total number of applicants and the availability of qualified supervision at the DIHR.

    Research Grants - How to Apply

    Applicants are requested to forward the following in English only (certificates and letters of recommendation in French are also acceptable)-

  • Research proposal of five to ten pages stating:

    1. Field of research

    2. Objective

    3. Methodology

    4. Expected output

    5. Time frame for the work.

  • Certifiable academic degree(s).
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Proof of institutional affiliation.
  • An academic article or paper produced by the applicant.
  • Proof of proficiency in English (oral and written) by means of an English test (for instance TOEFL or IELTS)
  • A letter of recommendation from the institution to which the applicant is affiliated
    For more information and scholarship application form, see: Human Rights Research Grants

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