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 2022 application and instructions may be found here.

The deadline for the 2022 application is Friday, April 8 at 5:00 pm (CT).   

Learn how to craft an effective Cmiel and Weston funding application by attending a virtual application workshop.

  • Monday, March 28th 4:00 pm 
  • Thursday, March 31st 4:00 pm 

Join via Zoom:

*Law students are welcome to apply for both Weston and Cmiel funding.  However, the student selected to receive Weston funding will not be considered 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.