The Joseph H. Flom Global Health and Human Rights Initiative at Harvard Law School (HLS) is a new partnership between the School’s Human Rights Program and its Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. Promoting academic research (as well as engagement in practical measures related to that research) for the purpose of bringing a legal perspective to bear on the development and application of global public health and human rights norms, the initiative is now accepting applications for its Global Health and Human Rights Fellowship. The fellowship is a full-time, residential program for up to two full years. Global health fellows will have offices at either the Petrie-Flom Center or the Human Rights Program, and will participate in the intellectual life of both programs. The application deadline is Dec. 15.
The role of the fellow will be to lead research or clinical projects on global health and human rights and may involve the supervision of HLS students on these projects. The work product of fellow-led projects can range from scholarly papers, manuscripts, and monographs to direct involvement in policy or legal activities. The presence of the fellow will provide the support and continuity necessary for the initiative to undertake complex, long-term projects.
Other responsibilities of the fellow may include the design and planning of an annual conference. Apart from overseeing student work, no other teaching responsibilities or opportunities are associated with this fellowship. The fellow will determine the scope and detail of his or her work in consultation with the directors of the Human Rights Program and Petrie-Flom Center.