The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) announces the call for applications for the Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award(s) and Fellowship.
The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fund supports York graduate students engaged in research on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people and/or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Award functions as a cost fund to support a number of graduate students’ research and academic training costs, for complementary activities central to the completion of their research. Award(s) will be granted to one or more graduate students annually, to provide support for discrete, concrete activities such as, for example: fieldwork expenses; specialized equipment or software; specialized training (language instruction); etc. Multiple awards of varying amounts will be granted annually, drawing from a maximum total of $20,000, with a maximum of $10,000 for one project.
The Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights Fellowhship is intended as a general support fund, to cover general research and related costs (fieldwork, equipment, book purchases, specialized training or software, etc.); they may also be used for tuition and general living expenses, to relieve the student from financial pressure in order to focus on his/her project. One award of $10,000 will be granted annually to an eligible MA or PhD student.
Who can apply?
York graduate students in good standing who are:
– engaged in research on human rights and social justice issues related to the situation of indigenous people and/or people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean
– citizens or permanent residents of Canada
– registered in the CERLAC Graduate Diploma Program (Fellowship requirement only)
How to apply:
Submit a complete application package, as detailed on the Award and Fellowship Forms, available here:
Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights AWARD APPLICATION FORM
Paavo and Aino Lukkari Human Rights FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FORM
The deadline for this year’s applications is March 15, 2015.
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