The Flowers Fund Grants

In November of 2017, HRE USA established the Flowers Fund in honor HRE USA founding member, Nancy Flowers.  

Every year, the Flowers Fund provides grants of up to $1000 to support innovation and mentorship in human rights education (HRE) in the United States. The fund aims to encourage new philosophic and theoretical thinking, new pedagogies, and new outreach methods for HRE, as well as emerging leadership in the field.

All applications should have direct relevance to human rights education in the United States. The Flowers Fund will consider applications in areas such as research in human rights education, travel to attend HRE conferences, encouragement of emerging leadership, and innovative projects that expand the scope and understanding of HRE and/or extend the audience for HRE.

Grants may be made to individuals and organizations that are members of HRE USA and directly engaged in human rights education in the United States. For more information on eligibility guidelines, please read the Flowers Fund Grant Guidelines.  Applicants might include:

  • undergraduate and graduate students
  • current and retired teachers at any academic level
  • staff members of organizations engaged in human rights education
  • human rights activists.


The Flowers Fund is not currently accepting grant applications.

We will begin accepting applications for 2019 grants in April 2019.