Chandra Sriram Human Rights Section Global South Travel Award

The Human Rights Section of ISA invites applications for the annual Chandra Sriram Human Rights Section Global South Travel Award. This is a competitive grant based on merit and need intended to assist scholars with accepted papers at the upcoming year’s Annual Convention with expenses related to attending the convention.


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  1. Applicants must be members of the Human Rights Section and be working or studying at an academic or policy institution in the Global South.
    • We define “Global South” as defined by the ISA Global South Caucus Charter, Art. 4, section 5ai, which includes: Latin America and the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East/North Africa and developing Eurasia.
  2. We welcome applications from students, faculty and practitioners.
  3. We particularly welcome applications from graduate students and/or early career scholars.
  • Travel support, up to a maximum of $500.
  • The selection committee reserves the right to award more than one award in a given year, or not to give the award if no suitable applications are received.

To apply please submit the following as a single pdf attachment:

  1. Name, title, institutional affiliation and contact information
  2. CV
  3. Accepted abstract for the upcoming year's ISA Annual Convention
  4. 300 word statement addressing the following:
    • How will this award enhance your research or career trajectory?
    • Have you applied for an ISA Travel Grant?
    • Describe your efforts to secure support from your home institution and external grant support.
    • Indicate how much financial support you are requesting (up to a maximum of $500).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All application materials should be e-mailed in one file directly to the chair of the Award Committee before midnight Eastern time on October 15. The committee will make its decision as soon as possible and the awardee will be informed of their award on or before November 30.


Congratulations to Carlos A. Paredes and Avantika Dureha, the 2020 recipients of the Chandra Sriram Human Rights Section Global South Travel Award! See the previous recipients below.

Year Recipient
2021 not awarded
2020 Carlos A. Paredes, FLACSO
Avantika Dureha, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Committee Members

Ñusta Carranza Ko | Chair
March 2021-March 2023
University of Baltimore

Cher Chen | Member
March 2021-March 2023
George Mason University

Indira Rahman | Member
March 2021-March 2023
Franklin and Marshall College

Award Chairs, please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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