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Human Rights Fellowship Application Process

Application Procedure for a UC San Diego Campus Human Rights Center Fellowship 2024

Deadline: February 26, 2024.

Download this information along with the application form (PDF)

Human Rights Center Fellowship (Graduate Students)

The International Institute and Human Rights Program are pleased to announce the annual competition for student fellowships in partnership with organizations working for human rights. The fellowship is available to students from several UC Campuses. Registered students at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, Hastings College of Law, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, and UC Irvine are eligible, with priority given to graduate students. Prior recipients of Human Rights Center fellowships are not eligible.

These awards will enable students to carry out clearly defined international fieldwork, with organizations working on human rights issues related to a student’s area of interest. Applicants must plan to spend at least 8 weeks full time or its equivalent part-time working with a partner organization to qualify for the fellowship. All projects must have an international component. Most are based outside the US, but they can be based in the US if the project involves international issues or populations.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide students with an opportunity to contribute to the organizations’ work while also gaining practical experience that may influence the students' areas of research, academic focus, or career trajectory. Partnerships with both governmental and non-governmental organizations are acceptable, so long as the affiliation enables the proposed human rights work. Multi-disciplinary approaches to human rights fieldwork are welcomed.

One UC San Diego student will be awarded a fellowship. 

The Fellowships

The human rights fellowships are student-initiated. Applicants must identify the organizations they will work with, the human rights issue to be addressed, and the parameters, objectives, goals, and expected outcomes of their proposed fieldwork. Fundamental changes to accepted proposals (e.g., different human rights topic, new partner organization, alternate location) are not permitted.

Human Rights Fellowship benefits and expectations:
●Receive a $8,000 stipend to support their work.
●Reimbursements for Travel and Accommodations to Berkeley* (3 trips – up to $1,225)
●Attend an orientation at UC Berkeley to prepare for summer fieldwork (Mid April, 2024)
●Submit an informal mid-term report from the field (May-September 2024)
●Attend an informal gathering upon return from the field (Mid September, 2024)
●Present at a formal conference held during the fall semester at UC Berkeley (Mid October,2024)
●Membership in a lifelong alumni community


A complete application includes:

  1. Complete an application via google forms which will include uploading documents or answering items 2-6 below.
  2. A curriculum vitae/resume, indicating all experience (academic studies, fieldwork, volunteer work, and paid work) relevant to the fellowship.
  3. Statement of purpose (2–5 pages, doubled-spaced, 12-point font), describing your interest in the award. This section of the application should address the following questions:
    • What human rights issue will be addressed during the fellowship? Does an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights address the issue and, if not, how do you think the issue relates to human rights?
    • How will you work with your partner organization to address this issue?
    • How will your fieldwork contribute to the partner organization’s ongoing mission/goals?
    • Why are you interested in addressing this issue? Do you have a particular interest/expertise/experience in this area?
    • What are the objectives/goals/expected outcomes of your proposed fieldwork?
    • How will these outcomes be measured or evaluated?
    • How will the fellowship build on your current academic interests?
    • What role will the fellowship play in your long-term career or study plans?
    • Have you spent time in your proposed geographic area and/or working on your proposed topic? If so, outline your previous experience that specifically pertains to your proposed fellowship work. If not, describe how you will prepare yourself for your proposed fellowship work. Address any issues related to fluency in a language other than English.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from persons (at least one UC professor, preferably your advisor if you have one) in a position to affirm the value of the fellowship in the context of your academic work and interests. Letters may be addressed to the International Insitute Director and sent directly to
  5. A letter of support from the partner organization detailing the mission/goals of the organization and how your proposed fieldwork will contribute to its work. This letter should address the following points:
    • Who will be your main point person at the organization?
    • In which ways will you be supporting the organization?
    • In which ways will the organization be supporting you?
    • What are you expected to accomplish during your fellowship?
    • How will the organization benefit from your accomplishments?
  6. Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with the Human Rights Program Director, Nancy Postero, Nancy Postero will lead information sessions on Friday, January 18th at 10am via zoom: and on Monday, January 22nd at 4pm via zoom:

Some additional information

  • The deadline for applications and all supporting documents is February 26, 2024.
  • Applicants must submit their complete application in PDF format by the deadline to The letters of recommendation must be sent by the deadline directly by the recommenders to Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants will be notified by mid-March 2024.

Human Subjects Protection:

If you intend to use the fellowship grant to conduct research that you will include in your thesis or dissertation, you should consider whether approval from the HRPP - Human Research Protection Program, is necessary. For more information, please speak with your faculty advisor or the HRPP website IRB review can be a very lengthy process. We encourage applicants to start the process as soon as possible.

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund

The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as “The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund” for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America. The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States and have received baccalaureate degrees.

Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business. She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime. Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study. The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

  • UC San Diego will select three students to nominate for this award.
  • The 2024-2025 recipient will receive the cost of tuition only (no fees) plus an $18,000 stipend to be allocated towards the room, board, and living expenses, as well as any income taxes thereon.  
  • Each Fellow agrees to have his or her name published and identified as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow and MUST APPLY FOR A RENEWAL of his or her fellowship by March 31 Annually for each of the following years in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded.  (No reminder will be sent.) Fellowships will be limited to a maximum of three years.
  • If an applicant is selected and needs to defer to study abroad an email must be sent to JPMorgan contact notifying as such and can only be deferred once up to one academic year.
  • A Fellow must remain enrolled in a graduate program and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution. Studies must be conducted in the United States of America.
  • A Fellowship may be canceled at any time if a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly.


  • Fellowships are available to students who are enrolled in a graduate program and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning at the time of application. Individuals applying to graduate programs are no longer qualified candidates.
  • An applicant may be pursuing a program of study that includes any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  • An applicant must have an outstanding undergraduate record, must demonstrate financial need, and must be a US citizen.  

Application Packet

  • Nominators must prepare/upload required materials as one PDF document 
  • Submission materials must be submitted electronically and assembled in the following order :
    • A completed and signed Application form
    • One copy of your personal vitae or résumé. 
    • Certified copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to date.
    • Copy of graduate exam test scores (if applicable). 
    • A Statement of Purpose (see insights listed below) up to three pages long (double-spaced) which considers the relationship between your graduate-level study and your intended personal and/or professional goals. Your Statement of Purpose must include a 10-15 line abstract at the top (included in the three pages) that explains, in LAYMAN’S  terms, the essence of your proposed topic of study or dissertation, the methodology of its treatment, and its anticipated impact on your field of study. 
    • Letter of Recommendation from the Dean of Graduate School or Department Chair. (OPTIONAL)
    • Letters of Recommendation from at least two professors who have taught or worked closely with you. (REQUIRED)
    • Copy of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. (FASFA) (Required)
    • Financial Aid information from the University or other applicable source. 
    • Copy of your Federal Income Tax Return for the prior two years 2022 and 2021 are required, including your spouse’s returns, if applicable. Only submit Tax Return Form – DO NOT send schedules, etc

If any of the documents above are not applicable, please include a statement in its place in the application packet that explains why the item is not applicable.

Please see the "Application Tips" from a previously awarded UC Fellow: Application Tips | Dolores Zorhrab Liebmann Fellowship

 Application Form


Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) - No Late applications will be accepted.

Please submit nominations via this Google Form

If you have any questions please send an email to which will create a support ticket.

For FAQs please visit the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Guidelines webpage maintained by JP Morgan

Only one (1) Single PDF file will be accepted per nominee: Please review this Adobe video on how to "Combine and Merge Multiple Files into One Glorious PDF".


Merkin Fellowship Program

Merkin Graduate Fellows design their own 3- to 6-month education abroad experience to work with top researchers and clinicians at academic and industry sites across the globe, receiving tuition & fee coverage as well as a $5,000 monthly stipend for the duration of their participation in the program. The primary aims of the program are to drive bold, transformational advances in medical research and clinical applications and at the same time impact Fellows’ personal and professional futures through an immersive global research experience.


We invite applications from graduate students across campus whose research aims to improve human health and longevity, including in fields broadly related to translational medicine. Applications are encouraged for eligible students across a wide array of disciplines, including but not limited to graduate programs in the following school and institutes: School of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Physical Sciences, and the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute. Applications should include: (1) a CV; (2) a research proposal (no longer than 3 pages); and (3) a letter of nomination from the applicant’s PI/faculty advisor indicating their support for the applicant’s participation in this program. Applicants may also include an optional letter of support from their proposed host research mentor. Please submit applications via the Merkin Graduate Fellows Program Application Form.


Faculty may also nominate prospective applicants they believe would be a good fit for the program by submitting a nomination form. Nominees will be contacted by the Merkin Fellowship Program Manager to encourage them to apply.

Jobs & Internships

Quantitative Research Scientist (Remote) at Pearson

Quantitative Research Scientist - Remote

The Efficacy and Learning Research division of the Direct to Consumer organization is looking for a Quantitative Research Scientist to join our Learning Impact Measurement group. The core mission of the Efficacy and Learning Research team is to improve the impact that Pearson’s products and services have on learner outcomes. Thus, the position provides the opportunity to facilitate cutting-edge research that makes a substantial contribution to learning and instruction.

Are we right for you?

This role is critical for the design and execution of impact evaluation research, the results of which are used for continuous product improvement, to help market and sell our products and services to new customers, and to support existing customers in implementing our products more effectively.

You will:

  • Locate, identify and/or extract usable data, both on- and off-platform

  • Join or merge discrete data sources

  • Prepare data for analysis, including cleaning, organizing, and transforming data as appropriate

  • Conduct analysis, build solutions, and create compelling visualizations

  • Translate data into accessible insights and stories for diverse audiences

  • Provide recommendations on product data instrumentation

  • Consult on metrics for learner outcomes like engagement, achievement, and progression into employment

  • Collaborate with colleagues from different parts of the business

Are you right for us?

Technical skills

You possess a toolkit of creative solutions for research and data challenges that include:

  • Range of quantitative data collection and analysis approaches

  • Data processing and linking techniques

  • Fluency with relational databases (e.g., SQL)

  • Familiarity with using scientific computing tools (e.g., R, Python), fluency is a plus

  • Data visualization skills

  • Meticulous data processing documentation

  • Familiarity with data privacy and security considerations

  • Experience building and maintaining live dashboards (e.g., via Tableau or other visualization applications) is a plus

Commercial skills

  • You can translate product team needs into questions that can be answered by available data

  • You are flexible and able to adapt plans in response to changing market conditions

Collaboration & Communication skills

  • You are able to communicate clearly and accessibly about data with collaborators that have diverse backgrounds and expertise, including non-researchers

  • You can connect with colleagues and maintain cooperative relationships


  • MA in Computer Science, Psychology, or STEM field or equivalent experience is required

  • PhD is preferred


If interested, you may contact:

Katherine McEldoon, Ph.D.

Data Scientist at Rune Labs

Remote within the U.S. and Canada
For additional details and to apply, click HERE.

Rune Labs

Rune is a brain data company empowering the development and delivery of precision neuroscience therapeutics. We work with a wealth of newly-captured, high-fidelity neural recordings to advance data-driven therapies for diseases such as Parkinson’s, OCD, Depression, and other neurological conditions. Rune aims to fill the gap in software and data support for next-generation neuroscience therapeutics, and expand the benefits of precision medicine to the millions of patients with neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. We’re already generating revenue and are well-funded by top-tier investors.
Rune’s first-in-class precision brain data software platform integrates electrophysiology, brain imaging, and device data together with wearable data and clinical labels. The combination provides researchers, drug developers, and clinicians with the tools to guide treatment, uncover hidden disease phenotypes, and design better-targeted therapies.

The Role

In this full-time position on our Neuroscience team, you will work hands-on with large, aggregated datasets from patients with Parkinson’s, MS, chronic pain, treatment-resistant depression, epilepsy, and other neurological conditions afflicting tens of millions of people. Our goal is to analyze these datasets to generate insights that will guide treatment, uncover disease phenotypes, and design better targeted therapies. This Data Scientist will help our team understand neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Level and Compensation Range: 

This role is open at the mid to senior level; our compensation range is $140,000-156,1000 (mid-level), $164,700-$180,400 (senior) + benefits and equity

Google Internships and Jobs

Check out job opportunities at Google for people pursuing advanced degrees related to quantitative behavioral science.

This role, quantitative user experience researcher, is well suited for people with experience in behavioral research design, statistical methods, and general programming.

Internship opportunities for masters and PhD students are available for Summer 2022. Applications are due January 28, 2022. Full time opportunities are also available.

You can learn more about the role here. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at, or reach out to Ben Amsel at

Honda Research Institute USA

Honda Research Institute USA has multiple internship openings for Fall/Winter 2021.  Go to our careers website ( for a complete list of available positions. All inquiries must include the Job Number(s) in the subject line and sent directly to

How to Apply: send an e-mail to with the following:

  - Subject line including the job number(s) you are applying for (See below)

  - Recent CV

  - A cover letter

  - Topics you are interested in (Optional)

Candidates must have the legal right to work in the U.S.A.


Machine Learning/AI

-    Machine Learning for Novel Gas Sensors (Job Number: P20INT-26)

-    Learning and Control Research (Job Number: P20INT-27)

-    Path Planning and Lane Selection Research (Job Number: P20INT-45)

Human-Machine Interaction

-    Human Factors for Next Generation Mobility Interfaces (Job Number: P20INT-28)

-    Vision and Language Navigation (Job Number: P20INT-29)

-    Interaction with next generation mobility (Job Number: P20INT-30)

-    Human Behavior Modeling (Job Number: P20INT-35)

-    Biomechanical Simulation of Human Movement (Job Number: P20INT-42)

-    HMI Engineer (Job Number: P20INT-43)


-    Intention Estimation for Teleoperation (Job Number: P20INT-31)

-    Visuotactile Perception and Deep RL for Contact-Rich Robotic Manipulation (Job Number: P20INT-32)

-    Robotics Controls Software Engineer (Job Number: P20INT-44)

Computer Vision

-    Domain Adaptation and Video Style Transfer (Job Number: P20INT-36)

-    Visual Understanding of Traffic Scenes (Job Number: P20INT-37)

-    Video Captioning in Traffic Scenes (Job Number: P20INT-38)

-    Human Action Understanding (Job Number: P20INT-39)

-    Multi-agent Relational Reasoning in Driving Scenarios (Job Number: P20INT-40)

-    Human Pose Prediction (Job Number: P20INT-41)


-    Prototyping engineer (Job Number: P20INT-46)

Tenure Track Jobs at Purdue


The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN is seeking applications for two assistant or associate level tenure-track faculty positions, one in speech fluency, fluency disorders, or developmental speech motor disorders and one in adult neurogenic disorders with primary focus on language and cognition. Researchers incorporating diverse methodologies to understand disorders related to these areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary criteria are excellence in research and teaching, and a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. A Ph.D. in Speech, Language, or Hearing Science or a related field is required.

Essential duties include performing primary research in one of the desired focus areas, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and contributing to the climate of inclusion and equity.

The positions are 9-month appointments with an anticipated start date of August 2022.

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is a diverse and collegial department with 21 research/tenure track and 15 clinical faculty members. Research areas represented in the Department include: Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Speech & Hearing Sciences. The Department houses a thriving interdisciplinary community. Research-clinical collaborations are encouraged and are facilitated by the M.D. Steer Speech and Hearing Clinic housed within the building including the Preschool Language Program. Faculty in the department have ongoing collaborations with other departments (e.g., Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies, Linguistics, Psychological Sciences), on-campus programs/centers (e.g., Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue Autism Research Center, Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation, Center for Families, Military Family Research Institute, and Center for Early Learning), and with Indiana University-School of Medicine and local multi-level care facilities. Faculty lead two interdisciplinary NIH training grants in Communication Disorders and in Auditory Neuroscience. The Department has accredited and highly ranked clinical programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and awards Bachelors, Masters, Au.D., and Ph.D. degrees. Purdue University’s Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.

Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

To be assured full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 12, 2021.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. A curriculum vitae, letter of application, a research plan, teaching statement, diversity and inclusion statement, and three selected publications should be submitted through this link:

Three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s potential in research, teaching, and inclusion should be emailed separately by the letter writers to Lead Administrative Assistant, Teasha McKinley, at

Questions regarding the positions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Jessica Huber (

A background check will be required for employment in these positions. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Data Science at NYU

New York University: NYU - NY: Center for Data Science


New York

Open Date

Sep 13, 2021


Dec 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Application Link:



New York University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position focused on Mind, Brains, and Machines. The position would be a joint appointment in the NYU Center for Data Science and the Department of Psychology. This position is part of a cluster hire initiative around human and machine intelligence. More information about this cluster, and NYU's broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, can be found here, and here.  The anticipated start date is September 2022, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

We seek applicants who can help advance world-class research in data-intensive and computationally sophisticated psychological science. Successful applicants could contribute to research and teaching in example areas such as: (1) Understanding and engineering intelligence, through studying its computational basis in humans and machines; (2) Utilizing new methods and technologies for studying human behavior, including novel experimental paradigms or naturalistic datasets capturing real-world interactions; (3) Establishing deeper connections between human and machine approaches to extracting knowledge from data, potentially leading to new technologies for studying the mind and new algorithms for data science informed by psychological research (e.g., artificial intelligence and machine learning). Applications from researchers who bridge between the existing research strengths of the Department of Psychology and the Center for Data Science are encouraged.  In addition to advancing a research program capable of attracting outside funding, applicants will be expected to contribute to the teaching missions of both the Psychology department and the Center for Data Science.


A PhD in Psychology, Data Science, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Neuroscience or a related quantitative field is required.

Application Instructions

Applications and supporting documents received by December 1st, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Please include a CV, short statements of your research and teaching interests, three representative papers, and three letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Diversity and inclusion are important parts of the NYU mission. In your research and teaching statements (or in a separate Diversity and inclusion statement), please describe the ways in which your (1) scholarship, (2) teaching and mentoring, and/or (3) service and engagement demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in hearing about (1) concrete steps you have taken (or are planning to take) to foster an inclusive intellectual environment in your research lab, in the classroom, in the department and on campus, and/or in your field more generally, and (2) how these steps connect with your broader views on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Arts and Sciences at NYU:

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read here: