ASIL Programs > Career Development > Helton Fellowships
Anicee Van Engeland, 2005 Recipient, Center for Human Rights and
UNESCO in Iran
The Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, established in 2004 on the recommendation of the ASIL Honors Committee, recognizes the legacy of Arthur C. Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mello and 20 others.
Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of ?micro-grants? for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
Helton Fellowship micro-grants are intended to ensure that these individuals have access to modest amounts of funding that can often stand between them and their first professional opportunities to become effective practitioners, experts, and scholars of international law.
Fellows will undertake their project in association with an established educational institution, international organization, or non-governmental organization working in areas related to international law, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. ASIL does not assist in securing organizational sponsoring for Fellows.
For more information, please contact: Veronica Onorevole, ASIL Senior Programs Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org or + 1 202 939 6000.