Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Human Rights Innovation Fellowship -- March 15 Deadline!

For the second year, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is offering a UUSC Innovation Fellowship.  Application deadline is March 15.  More information is available here.  A few basics are below:

What is the UUSC Human Rights Innovation Fellowship?

The UUSC Human Rights Innovation Fellowship is a one-year $25,000 grant, awarded to individuals or organizations, designed bring about systemic change by creating, nurturing, or spreading an innovation in the areas of UUSC’s work. These innovations may be technological or financial products or apps, pathbreaking applied research, advances in corporate accountability, legal arguments, methods of mobilization, or methods of community outreach.

What is the theme for 2017 fellowship?

The theme for the 2017 fellowship is climate forced migration. The fellowship should address a major challenge facing individuals and/or communities who are being displaced by climate change. In particular, it should contribute to UUSC’s goals to: (i) organize and build the advocacy capacity of local and other regional civil society organizations around climate forced migration and human rights and (ii) assist communities to migrate with dignity.


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