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The Center creates an enabling environment for faculty, students and partners to engage in transdisciplinary research for and about human rights advocacy and education. A range of targeted fellowships, scholarships and affiliations provide opportunities for deepening applied knowledge, experience and evidence in the field of human rights and rights-based development across the University.

John Meagher Fellowship

Vietnam Legacies Project

This project will support scholarship, activism, and dialogue on "Transitional Justice, Advocacy, and the U.S.-Vietnam War”.

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Faculty Research Fellows

The Center offers support to University of Dayton faculty to conduct human rights advocacy-oriented research projects with a practical, applied focus.

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Curran-Renzetti Scholarship

This fund supports undergraduate students with financial who wish to travel internationally through a specific university-sponsored program.

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Graduate and Law

Graduate/Law Summer Grants

This grant supports graduate and law students research and advocacy on pressing human rights issues around the world and locally.

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Linda C. Majka Fellowship

The fellowship supports a current student to engage in human rights research and advocacy in the local Dayton community.

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Women's Movement at UD

This project constructs a timeline of women's rights movement at UD from the 1960s to the founding of the Women’s Center in 2003.


Human Rights Center

Keller Hall, Room 455
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790
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The driving force behind the Center is a diverse group of dedicated faculty, staff, and students each bringing their own expertise and knowledge to our work in the human rights arena.

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