The John Peters Humphrey Fellowship application process for 2023-2024 is now open.

The application process for Academic Year 2023-2024 is now available. Deadline to submit: January 30, 2023.

The CCIL will award up to three fellowships to enable selected individuals to begin or continue graduate studies at a reputable academic institution in Canada or abroad. Priority will be given to individuals who are entering or about to enter graduate studies. At least one fellowship may be awarded to an individual enrolled in a master's program (or equivalent).


The John Peters Humphrey Fellowship is awarded annually in September and is worth up to $20,000 CDN, with a maximum of $10,000 CDN for tuition and fees and a $10,000 CDN stipend for living expenses.


Only the portion of tuition fees not covered by one or more other scholarships will be covered. Recipients will be informed about the possibility of accepting other awards or teaching (or other) positions on a full or part-time basis during the award period.


The exact value of the award, in Canadian dollars, will be determined by the CCIL Executive Committee, based on the tuition and annual living expenses specific to the recipient's chosen program of study, and on the advice of those administering the award program.


Eligibility Criteria


The following individuals may apply for a John Peters Humphrey Fellowship:

  • individuals who have or will soon graduate from a Canadian law school;

  • individuals who are studying in a graduate program at a Canadian law school;

  • persons studying in Canada in one of the political science disciplines (or the equivalent) in a graduate program.

They must be in a position to begin within the next few months or to continue a full-time graduate program in the field of international human rights law or international organizations.


Recipients may apply for a one-year extension in a subsequent contest, subject to the requirements at that time.