The Children’s Rights Research Fund provides financial support for academic research on children’s rights and related educational projects. The fund supports research and projects that help to improve the daily lives of children around the world and that focus on working directly with, rather than on children, making sure that children’s voices are heard.
If you would like to make a donation to this fund, you can do so through the University Fund Limburg Attn Children’s Rights Research Fund, IBAN: NL21 INGB 0653 6632 42. You can also fill in this form.
The Children’s Rights Research Fund mainly focuses on supporting educational and research projects with at least one project member in Maastricht University, that:
The advisory committee of the Children’s Rights Research Fund advises the University Fund Limburg Board regarding the allocation of funding.
They develop funding calls and select the best projects that are eligible for funding.
Fons holds the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Peace at the Department of International and European Law at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. Since 2019 he is the leader of the WOTRO-funded project on Development Rights of Children Living in Unrecognised States.
Rianne obtained her PhD at Tilburg University with a thesis titled The impact of minority rights mechanisms, dealing with competing international organisations making policy and law on national minorities. In 2016, she was appointed Rector of Maastricht University.
Christiane is a lawyer, specialized in inheritance law and family law. She is an active member of the Association of Family- and Inheritance law Lawyers & Divorce Mediators (vFAS).
In addition to the Children’s Rights Research project on the development rights of children living in unrecognized states (see stories),
the following projects are financially supported by the Children’s Rights Research Fund:
Children’s Rights Research is an online platform that shares the work of a research collective working on children’s rights. While we work on a diversity of projects, what these have in common is that all projects aim to involve children themselves as much as possible and create social change by sharing the research findings with the relevant community.
The Children’s Rights Research Fund provides financial support for these projects. Currently our team is working on a four year project on the development rights of children living in unrecognised states (see the video). This project is co-funded between the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Children’s Rights Research Fund.