Jobs and Funding Opportunities

Current Openings

This position is based in the Human Rights Center (HRC) to conduct research on transitional justice and advocacy relating to the US-Vietnam War. The primary purpose of this research is to explore: 1) the types of justice-seeking that have occurred within the US-Vietnam War context, 2) the effectiveness of the various types of justice-seeking (e.g., veteran movements, memorialization, film and media, legal remedies, the Russell Tribunal), 3) comparison of the US-Vietnam context with other past human rights violations contexts, such as slavery reparations and justice for indigenous peoples, and 4) the impact and implications of the war’s legacy in contemporary US society, politics and military engagement including in Iraq and Afghanistan. The fellow will be supervised by the HRC Executive Director and will hold additional teaching and other duties to support various scholarship aspects of the HRC portfolio.

Apply by April 15, 2019

The Human Rights Center at the University of Dayton is seeking collaborators to conduct research on the impact of the UN human rights treaty system on the domestic level in the United States. This is in response to the call for human rights researchers worldwide to contribute to a global study which seeks to capture “the influence to date of the main United Nations human rights treaties, and the work of the committees that monitor compliance by States with these treaties, on the lives of people worldwide.” 

If you are interested in engaging in this collaborative effort or have any questions, please contact Joel R. Pruce,

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We are now accepting applications for the Daniel J. Curran and Claire M. Renzetti Scholarship. There are two application submission periods per year. Applications open August 1 with a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on October 1 for students planning to travel in Spring or during January Intersession. Applications open December 1 with a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on February 1 for students planning to travel in Summer and Fall. Applications must be submitted by the deadline in order to be eligible for committee review.

Apply: Curran-Renzetti Scholarship

This grant supports human rights advocacy-oriented research projects with a practical, applied focus. We invite thoughtful, innovative proposals on nearly any human rights-related topic. University of Dayton faculty members who are selected for funding are appointed as Faculty Research Fellows.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed four times a year: September 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15.

Apply: Faculty Research Fellows

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