The UICHR awards $2500 to a UI law student who has secured a rights-related summer in/externship with a local, national or international non-governmental organization or governmental agency. Funds are intended to assist with travel, housing, and other related incidentals. 

The 2023 application is now open.   The application deadline is Friday, April 14 (5:00 pm CT). There will be two Zoom workshops to help students with their applications.  Join Jo Butterfield at 4:00 pm on March 8th or March 21st:

Law students are welcome to apply for both Weston and Cmiel funding.  Please complete the Weston application cover page and check the box to request that the application be considered for Cmiel funding.  Please note that the student selected to receive Weston funding will not be eligible for Cmiel funds. 

Individuals who wish to be considered for funding for periods other than the summer should also contact the UI Center for Human Rights at Exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances and permitting the student’s ability to fulfill the reporting requirements.

All application materials must be submitted electronically. Please submit the writable application form and the other application materials as a single document (PDF or Word) to with your last name and Weston application in the subject line (e.g., Smith-Weston application). Complete applications are due by 5:00 pm (CT) on or before APRIL 14, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered.