Dodd Center International Justice Research Fellowship


Devoted to the theme of human rights since 1995, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center (The Dodd Center) at the University of Connecticut honors Thomas Dodd’s participation as a senior prosecutor in the International Military Tribunal, the first of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. The Dodd Center first opened its doors through a dedication ceremony led by President William J. Clinton, and includes a state of the art archive center. In the Autumn of 2012, additional staff was hired to develop new areas of human rights public programming.

In celebration of this new programming direction, the Dodd Center is announcing this new fellowship program in collaboration with the Archives and Special Collections. This year the program seeks up to two (2) Research Fellows to join the UConn community for research and collaboration during the Summer 2013. Selected Fellows will utilize the Thomas J. Dodd Papers – particularly the Nuremburg series – or other important records within the Human Rights Collections. See more information on these Collections.

This collection also includes the Laurie S. Wiseberg and Harry Scoble Human Rights Internet Collection which includes thousands of human rights publications from around the world collected from 1977 to the present by Human Rights Internet, a non-governmental organization based out of Ottawa, Canada; The papers of Eric Reeves and Mia Farrow on Sudan and Darfur; and Research files and photography by noted photographer and documentary filmmaker, U. Roberto (Robin) Romano, who has documented child labor. Fellows will also work with the newly hired human rights curator Graham Stinnett.


The Dodd Center International Justice Research Fellowship will be awarded to support research at the Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut. Fellows are required to maintain a presence on the UConn campus for at least a week, with a maximum visit of four weeks. Campus housing will be provided free of charge for Research Fellows by the Dodd Center. Depending on the length of stay, fellows will also be awarded up to $1500 to help defray expenses incurred during their research at the Dodd Center. Assistance with travel may be available.

Fellow Responsibilities

Applicants who accept the Fellow position agree to:

  • Meet with University faculty and library staff to discuss their research if requested;
  • Publicize the use of the collections and/or the impact of the collection consulted will have on the recipient’s research via blog post or podcast;
  • Give a public talk within their specified academic discipline if requested;
  • Provide a summary report of research findings to the Dodd Office of Human Rights Policy and Outreach that may be posted on the Dodd Center website. Include acknowledgment of the fellowship in any subsequent publication that uses the research from the Dodd Center; it is expected that at least one (1) publication will result from this research.


Research Fellows will be selected by a committee composed of Dodd Office of Human Rights Policy and Outreach staff in consultation with archivists from UConn’s Archives and Special Collections and UConn faculty. These Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis and must be utilized between May and August 2013. Criteria for selection includes evaluation of the collection’s connection and significance to proposed research projects, his or her research credentials and letters of support.

Application Process

(Please note that the 2013 Application Period is now closed)

The Fellowship is open to professors, graduate and Ph.D students. Applicants should submit the following items in their application:

  • A summary description (no more than two pages) outlining their research project and how the Dodd Center Research Collections will contribute to their research. This section should include specific references to what Collections the Fellow will utilize at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Please indicate if you will be traveling from your home institution or elsewhere.
  • A current CV highlighting research credentials and publications;
  • One letter of support describing the value of the research from either a colleague or an academic advisor.

Send Applications to:

Office of Outreach & PolicyPrograms
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205

For more information contact Glenn Mitoma at

Download the announcement for the 2013 Dodd Center Fellowship.