The Dr. Aizik Wolf Human Rights Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
The Human Rights Program is pleased to announce the 2012 competition for the Dr. Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Human Rights. Born in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Aizik Wolf, AB ’77, practices neurosurgery in Miami and regularly donates medical services and equipment to projects in Latin America. He created this post-baccalaureate fellowship to help University of Chicago College students launch their careers in human rights and related fields of social justice activism.
The fellowship award will fund one year of work, after graduation, at a non-governmental organization, government agency, or international body dedicated to human rights. The award consists of a $24,000 stipend for 12 months of full-time work, with some additional support for travel and/or relocation expenses. The student must submit a letter of support from the intended organization as part of the application. Priority will be given to students who have previously completed a University of Chicago Human Rights Program Internship and who propose returning to their previous organization or area of work. However, other College seniors with comparable experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed at least two Human Rights courses at the University of Chicago prior to their application. Only currently enrolled students in the College of the University of Chicago are eligible to apply.
Selection of the Aizik Wolf Fellow will be the responsibility of the Human Rights Program. A committee of staff and faculty will examine the feasibility of the applicant’s proposed project and how it relates to both the student’s undergraduate studies and future career goals. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to make a significant contribution to her or his host organization, as well as a commitment to human rights and social justice issues. The successful applicant should have a record of leadership and significant involvement in human rights and social justice issues.
Applications are due Monday, January 9, 2012, by 5:00 pm. Submissions should be emailed to Program Manager Sarah Patton Moberg at email@example.com.
Dr. Aizik Wolf Fellowship application form (attached);
3 letters of recommendation from faculty or previous supervisors or employers; and,
a letter of support from the proposed host organization. (Letters of support can be submitted in hard copy sent directly to HRP office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Applicants who pass an initial screening will have interviews scheduled before 5th week of Winter Quarter.