Research Fellowship Program

Thanks to generous support from the Constance A. Sadler & G. Paul Moates Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Excellence Fund, the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs provides funding of up to $2,000 each year for two undergraduate students to conduct human rights related research with faculty members of their choice. All Human Rights minors are eligible to apply for this award; the call for proposals is sent out to our students and faculty each spring. 

Sarah O'Neill, who worked with Dr. Courtney Hillebrecht of the Department of Political Science, had this to say about her experience:

"Receiving the undergraduate research fellowship in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs afforded me the opportunity to have my first formal research experience and learn how to do legal research while working closely with Dr. Courtney Hillebrecht. I assisted Dr. Hillebrecht with her research on international courts, specifically focusing on the International Criminal Court; a large part of my research involved analyzing the situations in the states the Court was examining and investigating at the time. My fellowship not only taught me a new skill, but it also served as a stepping stone for my senior thesis the following year."

Griffen Farrar, who worked with Dr. Parks Coble of the Department of History, had this to say about his experience:

"The grant I received helped fund my research into the Japanese in Nebraska. The project culminated in my publication in the Winter 2015 edition of Nebraska History. It also allowed me to present my research at two events, one held here in Lincoln which was a photography exhibit and lecture and the other at an all day conference that was held in Scottsbluff, Nebraska this past October. There are also two upcoming events where I will be giving presentations including a lecture at Creighton and a talk on how to represent multi-culturalism in Museums in April."