John Peters Humphrey Fellowship

The Canadian Council on International Law awards annually up to three John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships in International Human Rights Law or International Organization.

Application for the 2021-2022 Academic Year is now available
Eligibility Criteria

Graduating, or graduate students of Canadian law faculties or students studying in Canada at an advanced level in political science (or the equivalent) disciplines are eligible to apply for the Fellowships.

 

Applicants must be qualified to commence or continue as full-time students in a graduate program in the field of international human rights law or international organizations. The CCIL will award up to three Fellowships for academic year 2021-2022 to selected, outstanding students to permit them to pursue graduate studies at leading academic institutions in Canada or worldwide.

 

Each year, at least one fellowship may be set aside for students entering a Masters level program. More generally, priority will be given to students either entering graduate studies or who are near the beginning of those studies.

Deadline to submit:  December 15, 2020

Electronic Submissions:

Letters of Reference and Official Transcripts will now be accepted electronically. Please refer to the Application for electronic submission guidelines.

It is recommended to open the PDF

in Adobe to complete the fillable form.

John P. Humphrey (1905-1995)

Humphrey in Geneva, 1947

McGill University Archives

About the Fellowship

The Canadian Council on International Law awards annually up to three John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships in International Human Rights Law or International Organization.

The Fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in order to permit them to pursue full-time graduate studies at leading graduate institutions in Canada or world-wide. Students in Canadian law and political science (or the equivalent) faculties are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. 

 

Each Fellowship will fund the recipient up to CDN $20,000 – up to a maximum of CDN$10,000 for tuition plus a stipend of CDN $10,000 for living expenses. Fellowship holders will be eligible to apply for the Fellowship in open competition for a second term.

 

Note that the CCIL executive determines the precise dollar value of the Fellowship that will be awarded in relation to tuition and fee support annually, on the advice of the Fellowship’s financial advisors.

 
Origin

This Fellowship programme is the result of a very generous gift made to the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) by the late John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer and scholar. During his 20 years of service with the United Nations and more than 40 years as a human rights activist and academic, he was instrumental in efforts to promote wide ratification of, and adherence to, the major global and regional international human rights instruments. In 1974, Professor Humphrey was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "in recognition of his contributions to legal Fellowship and his world-wide reputation in the field of human rights", and in 1988, he received the United Nation's Human Rights Award.

 

 
Congratulations to the 2020 John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Recipients

Christina Beninger

PhD Candidate
University of Cape Town,
South Africa

Karinne Lantz

PhD Candidate
Dalhousie University

Jessica Joly Hébert

PhD Candidate
Université de Paris Nanterre

 
 

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