Programs & Projects

The Sullivan Human Rights Fellowship Program

Each year, DePaul University College of Law and the International Human Rights Law Institute offer the prestigious Sullivan Fellowship Program. Named in honor of IHRLI benefactors Jeanne M. and Joseph P. Sullivan, this fellowship provides students with the opportunity to participate in the substantive work of IHRLI worldwide.

Selected fellows receive $4,000 in tuition remission per semester, for one academic year, in return for a commitment to work fifteen hours per week. Under the supervision of IHRLI staff, fellows work individually and in groups on timely human rights research and capacity building projects.

Applications for the 2009-2010 academic year are due on September 4, 2009 and available in the IHRLI offices, or via email on request. For more information on the program outside the application period, please contact

The selection committee chooses Sullivan Fellows based on a number of factors including academic record, experience in human rights, international activities, and relevant course work. Special skills, including language and technical skills that would be helpful to particular IHRLI projects, will also be considered. Given the diversity of projects undertaken by the Institute, students are encouraged to include sufficient information on their applications so that their skills can be matched to current and expected future needs.
Jeanne M. and Joseph P. Sullivan Fellows

International Human Rights Law Institute