The Center creates an enabling environment for faculty, students and partners to engage in transdisciplinary research for and about human rights advocacy and education. A range of targeted fellowships, scholarships and affiliations provide opportunities for deepening applied knowledge, experience and evidence in the field of human rights and rights-based development across the University.


Faculty Research Fellows

The Center offers support to University of Dayton faculty to conduct human rights advocacy-oriented research projects with a practical, applied focus.

Become a Research Fellow

Curran-Renzetti Scholarship

This fund supports undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who are studying abroad for the first time and wish to travel in specific university-sponsored international programs.

Apply for Scholarship
Graduate and Law

Graduate/Law Summer Grants

This grant supports graduate and law students developing and implementing research and advocacy projects focused on pressing human rights issues locally and globally.

Apply for Summer Grants
Undergraduate and Graduate

Linda C. Majka Fellowship

The fellowship supports a current student to engage in human rights research and advocacy in the local Dayton community.

Apply for Fellowship

Human Rights Center

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790

Get Involved

The driving force behind the Center is a diverse group of dedicated faculty, staff, and students each bringing their own expertise and knowledge to our work in the human rights arena.

Jobs and Funding Opportunities