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2014 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program Eligibility and Application Information

December 13, 2013

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Established in 2004 on the recommendation of the ASIL Honors Committee, the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the Aug. 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others.

Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members and private foundations, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of "micro-grants" of $2,000 for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.

Helton Fellowships are intended to ensure that these individuals have access to modest amounts of funding that can often stand between them and their first professional opportunities to become effective practitioners, experts, and scholars of international law.

Helton Fellowship micro-grants are intended to contribute to paying for logistics, housing and living expenses, and other costs related to the Fellow's international law fieldwork and research.

For more information on the qualifications and for application information, click here (pdf).