Since 2013, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute has given visiting research fellows from academic institutions and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Southeast Asia the opportunity to come to RWI’s head office in Lund to conduct research and develop human rights trainings relevant to the Southeast Asia region and context.
In addition to improving research skills and knowledge about human rights, the three-month long programme gives the fellows from academic institutions and NHRIs the unique opportunity to network and exchange experiences.
Academic Institution Fellows
These fellows will contribute to the promotion and increased access to human rights research in Southeast Asia. The fellowship also promotes the sharing and exchange of information between academics with regards to contemporary issues of human rights in Southeast Asia.
NHRI fellows get the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills to train others and the possibility to gain a deeper understanding of a certain human rights topic. The aim of the fellowship is to improve the fellows’ capacity to develop and implement a human rights training project or course and to more effectively carry out applied research on human rights.
The ultimate goal of the NHRI fellowship programme is to develop a cadre of experienced trainers who can meet the internal staff development and training needs of their respective institutions, as well as be a resource for external trainings targeting government, CSOs, and other actors.