Racial Justice Fellowship 2024-2025 at Harvard Kennedy School (Up to $10,000 Stipend) – Apply Now!

The Racial Justice program is devoted to reenvisioning systems, institutions, and movements to advance racial and economic fairness for all. The program enhances conversations linking domestic civil rights to global human rights frameworks and brings together faculty, fellows, students, and the wider University community to collaborate.

Racial Justice Fellowship 2024-2025

Racial Justice Fellowship 2024-2025

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy acts as the focal point of the Harvard Kennedy School’s research, teaching, and training in the realm of human rights. The center has a dual mission which is to educate students and future leaders from all over the globe in human rights policy and practice and to convene and provide policy-relevant knowledge to governments, international organizations, businesses, and policymakers.


  • Racial Justice Fellows will be granted a fellowship stipend of $10,000 for the academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Fellows may include post-doctoral researchers, scholars, academics on a break, human rights advocates, senior leaders in global organizations, or leaders of human rights organizations.
  • The projects of the fellows must closely match the research and program focuses of the Center.
  • They are open to both up-and-coming and seasoned scholars and professionals whose research and work align with the priorities of the Center.
  • Fellows have the option to concentrate on research and writing, auditing classes, meeting faculty and other experts, leading study sessions for students, and participating in other educational activities at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Other Eligibility Includes:

  • They aim to attract a diverse range of fellows from various fields and sectors (such as academia, business, technology, civil society, human rights organizations, public interest technologists, and independent researchers and practitioners) who are interested in creating and advancing a research project aligned with their expertise and the research priorities of the Center.
  • Fellows are encouraged to collaborate and are required to participate in regular Zoom calls with Carr Center faculty and other experts. Papers prepared by fellows will be published and promoted by the Carr Center, and projects that are more practical or applied in nature will be presented to a group of experts for feedback and ideas to enhance them.
  • The fellowships are mainly non-residential; however, there may be limited shared office space available for fellows who wish to be in residence, although this is not guaranteed. There may also be occasional access to shared office space for those visiting the Cambridge/Boston area.
  • Fellows are expected to travel to Cambridge, MA for an in-person gathering to learn from each other, share their work in progress with the Carr Center and the wider Kennedy School community, and participate as appropriate in presentations, training, or workshops. Limited travel subsidies may be available for those requiring assistance.

Application Procedures

Applicants for the fellowship must submit:

  • A resume/CV
  • A research proposal, including how it aligns with the Carr Center’s research and programmatic priorities, specific faculty, and their qualifications (up to 3 pages)
  • An executive summary of the proposal (up to 200 words)
  • Two references from individuals who can assess the applicant’s ability to complete the proposed research. References should be submitted directly to the specified mail address at the official website below
  • A relevant writing sample (up to 10 pages)
  • A list of prior publications or similar professional deliverables, with links or up to 3 attachments.

To start your application, please click on this link

Visit the official website of the Racial Justice Fellowship  for additional information.

Application Deadline

January 5, 2024.

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