Apply for the Martin Alexandersson Human Rights Study Scholarship

Are you a qualified researcher who is planning to carry out or who is currently carrying out a study in the human rights field? Are you interested in doing research or are you doing research on Roma populations or on anti-Semitism or similar topics? Then apply today for the Martin Alexandersson annual human rights study scholarship.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is proud to announce the launch of the annual “Martin Alexandersson Research Scholarship for Human Rights Studies.”

Applications are encouraged from around the world concerning the implementation of human rights of Roma and Jews, including strategies for rights implementation and special measures directed towards these groups.

In order to complete all the criteria, the applicant should provide a CV, a brief description of the project, its aim and relevance, as well as a time frame (1-2 pages in A4). The application shall also contain budget information, which indicates costs related to the project and when applicable, information about other sources of funding available for the project. It should be written in English.

The scholarship bears the name of the human right activist, Martin Alexandersson, who specifically fought for minority rights. He passed away in 2001 after a tragic car crash in Finland. In his memory, his parents instituted a fund in 2007 to be held in trust by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

The scholarship amounts to SEK 30,000 and the application must be sent by the 31th of May 2017 at the latest.

The project shall start and be finalised, or be expected to be finalised, before the end of the year 2017.

For further information, please contact:, +46 46 222 22 11

Applications shall be sent to Mastibegim Milikbekova.

Read more about the work of the scholarship recipient in 2015 :