Each year, it hosts Oak Human Rights Fellows to teach and conduct research while residing at the College.
The Institute organizes lectures and other events centered around the fellow's area of expertise.
The purpose of the fellowship is to offer an opportunity for prominent practitioners in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from front-line work to spend the fall semester (September-December) in residence at Colby.
This provides the Fellows time for respite, reflection, research, and writing.
While all human rights practitioners are eligible, we especially encourage applications from those who are currently or were recently involved in "on-the-ground" work at some level of personal risk.
Following the period of the fellowship, the fellow is expected to return home to continue her/his human rights work.
The Oak Institute seeks one frontline human rights practitioner outside of the United States for residence at Colby.
Possible areas of human rights work on behalf of those incarcerated may include, but are not limited to:
For more information and application, visit: Oak International Human Rights Fellowship Website