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Support for Defenders

The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is accepting applications from human rights defenders (HRDs) living in exile to participate in a dynamic capacity-building project called “IDREAM.” To participate, exiled HRDs must have a demonstrated track record of advocacy in human rights.

IDREAM seeks to enable exiled HRDs and their organizations to continue their work advocating for fundamental freedoms despite forced relocation due to threats or attacks they have experienced as a result of conducting their human rights work. To advance this goal, IDREAM will provide a range of technical assistance and other support to the project’s HRD partners. Project partners will receive limited financial assistance to support the goal of the project.

IDREAM invites interested, exiled HRDs to apply online before the deadline at 5:00 pm CST (17:00 CST) on 18 February 2020.

Applicants are highly encouraged to read all background materials including the “Call for Applications” and the “Guidelines and Instructions for Applicants.”

For application:

The project provides emergency grants and capacity-building to Human Rights Defenders in Turkey, as well as institutional grants for human rights organisations, promoting the development of effective advocacy strategies and networks of HRD. Target groups are all human rights defenders wether individuals or organisations.

For detailed information visit Application form:

The ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence (JiR) programme is  a temporary shelter for journalists who face harassment and intimidation as a direct result of their work. Programme provides safe and discreet place to continue investigating and publishing, to rest and to recover (max. 6 months), rent-free, furnished apartment in Leipzig, health insurance and psychological support, monthly grant of 1,000 euros, travel expenses to and from Leipzig, participation in journalism-related trainings and networking opportunities.

Application information:

The focus of the fellowship is on helping academics to maintain and develop the skills, and the networks in the wider academic and scientific community, that they will need when they go back to their country of origin. The fellowship program very often helps the fellow’s family to join them for the duration of the fellowship as well.

Answer questionnaire to start application:

* Academics at immediate risk are supported.

In most cases, this is a one semester or one year position as a visiting scholar, researcher or professor at a higher education institution in a safe location anywhere in the world.

Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for host institutions and scholars, including those still under threat as well as those forced into exile who are struggling to restart their lives and their careers.

Online Application:

Special Application Procedure for Academics from Turkey:

Offers an opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. The application for the 2021-2022 period is now open. The deadline for submitting an application is October 15, 2020.

Online Application:


These yearlong fellowships support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where fellows can continue their work in safety. In most cases, fellows are eligible for a second and final year of fellowship support.

Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries can apply.

Application Information:

Fellows spend from one semester to a full academic year (preference for candidates who can commit to a full academic year) in residence at the Law School and devote the majority of their time to research and writing on a specific human rights topic. During this time, they may also audit courses in human rights and related subjects.


Applicants from middle/low income countries can also apply for Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship:

* The program is open to academics in human rights and experienced activists.

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