Arthur Helton Fellowship Program

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The Arthur Helton Fellowship Program program will assist students and young lawyers in need of modest sums (up to $1000) to pursue their first opportunities to engage in human rights work and research.

Fellows will undertake their project in association with an established educational institution, international organization, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international law, human rights, and humanitarian affairs.

Eligibility Guidelines/Qualifications:

  • Applicants can be of any nationality but must be current law students or have graduated from law school no earlier than December.
  • The successful applicant's proposal will involve affiliation with an NGO or human rights organization;
  • Applicants should have contacted the sponsoring organization to discuss their proposal prior to applying for the Helton Fellowship.

    In acknowledgement of Arthur Helton's commitment to human rights advocacy in the field, preferential consideration may be given to proposals demonstrating a significant fieldwork component.

    Application submissions are limited to one per person.

    Application Schedule:

    The deadline for completed application submissions is Friday February 15. Awards will be made by March 24.

    Application Procedure/Checklist:

    Completed applications will consist of the following (applicants should use the attached form and submit on-line):

  • Completed application form

  • Writing Sample (2-3 pages)

  • Current CV or resume

  • Evidence of law student status and/or date of graduation from a law school

  • Two letters of support (see instructions on application form)

    Letters should be either submitted,

  • by email, to ASIL Helton Fellowship Program at fellowship [at]


  • by fax (202-797-7133) but must clearly reference "Attn: ASIL Helton Fellowship Program".

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