There are currently more than 170 Institute Associates from across all UNSW faculties and partner institutions.
Institute Associates have expertise across a broad array of issues. They foster and deliver interdisciplinary, applied research with a human rights focus, and are regularly featured in media and policy debates, addressing and influencing human rights challenges.
Associates have the opportunity to work with leading human rights researchers and educators in the development of their work.
The benefits of becoming an Institute Associate include:
- Funding opportunities (seed funding, joint seed funding, small grants)
- Student support for research projects (volunteers organised via the Institute)
- Administrative support, including assisting with events and advice on finance and HR matters
- Office space and hot-desking support
- Communications support and promotion via the Institute’s social media channels, newsletters, mailing lists and broad networks
- The opportunity to work with leading human rights researchers and educators in the development of your work.
You can learn more about the successful Associate recipients of our 2021 and 2022 seed funding grants here.
Applications to become an Associate of the Institute will be accepted on a rolling basis. Associates must be UNSW academics (including those at affiliated research institutes), or UNSW PhD students.