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Deadline: January 17, 2018

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee: Human Rights Innovation Fellowship

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) invites applications for its 2018 Innovation Fellowship on the subject “Resisting Criminalization.” UUSC and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) are engaged in a joint campaign that aims to “resist the harm created by criminalization” and to “create more safe, just, welcoming, and sustainable communities.” The UUSC Human Rights Innovation Fellowship is a one-year grant, awarded to an individual or non-governmental organization, designed to bring about systemic change by creating, nurturing, or spreading an innovation in human rights. For this year’s theme, UUSC invites applications from individuals or organizations working on projects that seek to combat the systemic criminalization of immigrant communities, communities of color, Muslims, and LGBTQI communities in the United States – and individuals and communities at the intersections.

These innovations may be legal strategies, methods of mobilization, methods of community outreach, technological or financial products or apps, path breaking applied research, advances in corporate accountability, or other new approaches. The successful proposal will be rights-based, align with UUSC’s values and approach, positively impact and engage at-risk communities, and provide a new, different, and timely solution.

Eligibility: Individuals, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations, academic institutions, research centers, grassroots organizations, and UUSC partners with an innovative project that is relevant to the fellowship’s theme can apply. Collaboration by applicants is encouraged.

Amount: One $25,000 grant will be awarded.

Link: https://www.uusc.org/uusc-human-rights-innovation-fellowship/

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