CHRGJ Scholar in Residence Program

The Center accepts applications from interested scholars, professionals, and researchers to become Scholars in Residence at CHRGJ year-round. The Center will provide office space, access to the law school’s resources, a collegiate academic atmosphere, and the opportunity to mentor or work with interns, staff, and visiting scholars through collaborative work on projects, workshops, conferences, and other activities. In exchange, we expect visiting scholars to feed richly into our work through engagement with our theme and projects and through producing tangible scholarly outputs affiliated with the Center’s public materials and activities.

There is no application form to fill out; simply follow all of the guidelines outlined below to apply:

1.      Provide your most recent curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and two references.

2.     Provide a 3-5 page proposal outlining the research project you intend to undertake while at CHRGJ. The statement should explain how the project will add to the body of human rights knowledge and scholarship at the Center; outline your qualifications to complete this research; and describe the methods and time frame you will use to carry out the project. Please make sure to emphasize any relevance your project may have to the Center’s work; although the Center will consider proposals on any human rights related topic, strong preference will be given to those candidates whose work feeds directly into the theme and related project areas the Center is known for.  Please also highlight any additional resources you are prepared to provide as a Scholar in Residence (e.g. willingness to mentor interns, guest lecture, take part in Center conferences, workshops, and events etc.)

Please also note in your statement whether you will be seeking any financial or visa assistance. The Center’s capacity to provide funding is very limited and will be provided on a discretionary basis, depending on the strength of the applicant and any capacity the Center has to provide remuneration. Note that even in cases where the Center does provide a small stipend, this will likely be insufficient toward covering the costs associated with living in New York City and therefore applicants are strongly encouraged to seek external sponsorship and funding for their time with the Center.  CHRGJ will also provide some assistance in those cases where the scholar requires a visa to work in the US. Please also review general information about document requirements for different kinds of visas available for scholars at NYU.

Once appointed as a Scholar in Residence, you will prompted to provide various materials to Center staff who will help you to process your immigration requirements. Please be prepared to allow several weeks to months for this process to be completed and begin your application process as early as possible to guarantee a timely start of your residence.

3.      Send your complete application materials electronically, marked “Application/CHRGJ Scholar in Residence” to CHRGJ’s Executive Director, Deborah Popowski. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applications that do not follow the guidelines outlined above will not be considered.