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 deadline for the 2022 application is now closed.   The application and deadline for 2023 funding will be posted in fall 2023.  

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.