Edmund Burke Fellowship

The Edmund Burke Fellowship Program is currently suspended. Updates on the Edmund Burke Fellowship Program will be available when the C-Fam program resumes.

WHEN:      TBA
WHERE:   C-Fam’s New York office

The Edmund Burke Fellowship brings together talented graduate students in the law, international relations and related disciplines for an intensive week of lectures from noted scholars and private briefings from UN diplomats.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to identify and teach students about the role the United Nations plays in developing new norms and policies in human rights and international law with a special emphasis on life and family matters.

The Edmund Burke Fellowship is a program of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), a research institute with Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Students will gain firsthand knowledge from UN delegates, scholars, and experts during lectures and meetings.

The Edmund Burke Fellowship covers travel and lodging expenses.

In order to become Edmund Burke Fellows participants must complete a 2500 word essay on a topic covered during the program. The essay may be published by C-Fam in our “Young Scholars Series.”

Students who complete the program successfully are awarded a grant of $500.


How to Apply

Applicants must be law students or graduate students with a demonstrated interest in international law, policy and institutions. Priority will be given to applicants who are fluent in foreign languages, and who are more advanced in their program of study.

Applicants must submit the following materials no later than October 15th:

  • Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae (with updated contact details)
  • Edmund Burke Fellowship Questionnaire (below)
  • Unofficial academic transcripts of graduate studies
  • Writing sample (no longer than 12 pages)
  • One letter of recommendation



Why are you interested in the Edmund Burke Fellowship? (200 words)
What is your interest in the United Nations, international law, policy and institutions? (200 words)
The questionnaire should be submitted together with the other application materials. Please respect the word limits provided in brackets after each question when responding.


Fellowship Contact: Stefano Gennarini, EBF Director, stefano@c-fam.org

Applications should be sent by email to stefano@c-fam.org (preferably as a single PDF)