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Donia Human Rights Fellows Program


The Donia Human Rights Center is pleased to announce the establishment of the Donia Human Rights Fellows Program. The initiative recognizes University of Michigan undergraduates majoring in International Studies through the Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) who have demonstrated their interest in and commitment to the study and practice of human rights during their time at Michigan. The new program represents an opportunity for the University of Michigan to recognize student achievement in this area.


  1. The program is open to juniors and seniors majoring in International Studies who have enrolled in the International Security, Norms, and Cooperation sub-plan.   
  2. The first group of eligible students will be in the Class of 2022.
  3. To receive designation as a Donia Human Rights Fellow, a student must:
    1. Complete at least 12 graded credit hours of courses from a designated list of courses with a focus on international human rights, with a grade of B or above. The complete list of courses from which students may choose may be found here. Students can complete the 12 credits at any time before graduation, including prior to registration for the program. Students are not required to complete any of the courses prior to seeking candidacy in the program. 
    2. Attend at least two of the monthly speaker events sponsored by the Donia Human Rights Center each academic year. 

Application Procedure

Students seeking candidacy as a Donia Human Rights Fellow must register by October 15, 2021, on this Google Form. As students complete courses and attend the monthly lectures, they will be expected to update the information on the Google Form. Students may register in their junior or senior year.

Students will receive the designation of Donia Human Rights Fellow upon graduation with these requisites completed. 


Students may direct questions concerning the program to