Graduate student residents are able to apply to use the dedicated workspace in the Institute, aimed at providing opportunities for inter-generational knowledge exchange. The space is shared by graduate students and academics alike and is part of the Institute's broader commitment to establishing a community for human rights researchers across Oxford and beyond. Students may apply for a 12 month residency.
Please note that formal graduate research residencies work separately to our hot seat scheme in the Helena Kennedy Reading Room.
Unfortunately, due to ongoing uncertainties related to the Covid-19 pandemic, our graduate research residency scheme is not currently open for applications. We hope to re-open this scheme once restrictions are lifted.
To apply to the Graduate Research Residency Scheme, please consider the guidelines for the residency programme and follow the application procedure set out in the Call for applications. Please fill in your application form, then send your completed application, with the subject heading ‘Graduate Research Residency Application’, to BonaveroIHR@law.ox.ac.uk.
Please note, formal student residencies work separately to our informal hot seat scheme for DPhil/MPhil students working in human rights and related subjects. Hot seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
The Helena Kennedy Room at the Bonavero Institute is an alternative workspace providing opportunities for inter-generational knowledge exchange. The space is shared between graduate students and academics alike and is part of the Institute's broader commitment to establishing a community for human rights researchers across Oxford and beyond.
If your application is successful, you will be offered a dedicated space within the Helena Kennedy Reading Room and you will be invited to bring your own devices to be used over WiFi (OWL or EduRoam). All laptops must have suitable and up-to-date anti-virus software. We may ask to check this on arrival. Access to the Reading Room will be between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Our student residents will...
- Have a dedicated space within the Helena Kennedy Reading Room at the Bonavero Institute with access to printing facilities and the tea kitchen and including a personal locker;
- Become part of a growing international community of human rights researchers at the Bonavero Institute;
- The opportunity to discuss relevant and emerging themes with those organising human rights seminars and discussion groups at the Bonavero Institute, and to generate ideas for events and programmes;
- Share experiences and add value to both your study and research skills through collaboration and discussion with other visiting colleagues.