The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) seeks to promote the application of contemporary forensic science and forensic medicine principles to global humanitarian and/or human rights projects requiring special forensic assistance. The HHRRC also provides support to AAFS members engaged in human rights and/or humanitarian forensic applications and encourages AAFS members to increase their involvement in such matters. The HHRRC provides monetary awards each year to support research projects and on-the-ground efforts applying forensic science to human rights and humanitarian actions.
Proposals for HHRRC support should be made or sponsored by AAFS members or by non-members who seek the involvement of AAFS specialists/experts. Proposals may originate from organizations such as medicolegal institutes, forensic services within police units, humanitarian organizations, or universities involved in teaching forensic science/forensic medicine but must have an AAFS member associated with the proposed work.
Proposals for support can include, but are not limited to, support for training, research applied to humanitarian and/or human rights projects, training materials and equipment, and advisory services as well as the exchange of expertise, including that provided by AAFS members. The budget should include travel to present the results of the project at the AAFS conference, if possible.
Proposals should not exceed $10,000 USD. Please click HERE for more information and submission forms. Completed submissions should be sent to Chair Dawnie Steadman, email@example.com, by November 1, 2023.
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