The 2017 HRLA Bursary Scheme Now Open.

The HRLA recognises that those without independent financial backing can sometimes be unable to take up internships, work placements and other either unpaid or poorly paid work in human rights law. He or she may therefore miss out on these opportunities and this can lead to their being disadvantaged when applying for jobs within the human rights field. To assist people in this position, in 2006 the HRLA established a bursary scheme to assist law students, either those currently studying (either undergraduate degree, postgraduate studies or LPC/BPTC/Law Conversion Course) or those who have recently graduated, in undertaking such work.


For an application form please click here.

St Andrews Society of the State of New York Scholarship Fund

Each year Dundee University is invited to nominate one candidate for an St Andrews Society scholarship for study in the United States. For the academic year 2017-18, the St Andrews Society will offer Scholarships to the total value of $60,000 to enable Scottish graduates to study for a year in the United States. Up to two Scholarships will be offered of not less than $30,000 each.

Preference will be given to candidates who have no previous experience of the United States and for whom a period of study there can be expected to be a life-changing experience.

Selection will be on the basis of an all-round assessment, including personality and academic achievement.

The selection process is administered for the Society by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, who will appoint the Selection Committee and make recommendations to the Society. Dundee University can nominate on candidate.

Eligibility

Candidates must be Scottish by birth or descent, and will be expected to have current knowledge of Scotland and Scottish current affairs, and of the Scottish tradition generally. The Society expects its scholars to be good ambassadors for Scotland. Candidates must also be:

  •       either graduates of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who have completed their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) not earlier than 2016;
  •      or students of a Scottish university, or of Oxford or Cambridge, who expect to complete their first degree course (so as to be qualified to graduate) in 2017.

An Honours degree is not essential.

How to apply

To request an application form and further particulars, please email Alison Mackay at c.a.mackay@dundee.ac.uk

Original application required – emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Applications should NOT be submitted to the Saint Andrew’s Society or to the Carnegie Trust.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 1st March 2017.

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

The Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University will be offered to a British postgraduate student to pursue a one-year Master of Laws in International Law (LLM). 

In addition to applying for the Fulbright Award, students should apply for admission to Tufts University and enrol on the LLM directly and independently of their Fulbright application.

Please read the above tabs for more information about the benefits of the Postgraduate Student Awards, eligibility and selection criteria, the application process and the awards timeline. You can also read profiles of current and past scholars, as well as a list of FAQs, to help you learn more about the Fulbright Programme.

http://fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-usa/postgraduates/tufts-master-of-international-law-award

 

University of Dundee presents: Jean Monnet Summer School

University of Dundee presents: Jean Monnet Summer School
20-26 June 2016 at The University of Dundee.
FURTHER INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY
For further information, please visit the Summer School website:
http://www.dundee.ac.uk/politics/events/jmsummerschool2016/
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The closing date for applications is 1 May 2016.
CONTACT
For all enquiries, please contact Dr Sarah Léonard (s.l.leonard@dundee.ac.uk).

FitzPatrick Family Foundation Doctoral Scholarship 2016

University College, Dublin –  Institute of Criminology
Closing Date: Friday the 20th of May 2016
The UCD Institute of Criminology, part of UCD Sutherland School of Law, is pleased to offer one doctoral scholarship in the area of criminology/ criminal justice / penology.

Applications are sought from exceptional graduates for a scholarship to undertake on a full-time basis a four year funded PhD programme of research in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, or penology. The scholarship is being generously funded by the FitzPatrick Family Foundation. It is available to full time candidates commencing their studies in September 2016 and is tenable for a maximum of four years, renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarship will provide tuition fees at the EU rate only and an annual stipend of €18,000 per annum and it is open to Irish, EU and International applicants.
For further particulars see http://www.ucd.ie/law/study/scholarships/
Please direct any queries regarding the application process to Niamh McCabe at the above email address or by telephone on + 353 1 716 4111.

ESRC collaborative PhD studentship, in partnership with Police Scotland, entitled: ‘Stop and Search in Scotland: An analysis of police practice and culture in a time of change’.

The University of Dundee is delighted to announce a prestigious ESRC collaborative PhD studentship, in partnership with Police Scotland, entitled: ‘Stop and Search in Scotland: An analysis of police practice and culture in a time of change’.

Stop and search in Scotland has recently come under intense critical review. Police Scotland has begun a detailed programme of consultation, policy reform and retraining, which started in late 2014. This project will assess the current cultural climate in relation to stop and search, how the process of implementing the new Code of Practice is received by officers and the extent to which the culture has changed. Findings will illuminate wider questions of organisational and cultural change in contemporary policing, a topic of intense academic debate in many nations since the 1980s.

The supervisors are Dr Megan O’Neill (University of Dundee), and Dr Anna Souhami (University of Edinburgh), both leading researchers in policing studies.

This studentship is being offered as a +3 (PhD only) format, fully funded for three years, and is open to UK residents. Please see the following link for more information:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANH185/phd-studentship-stop-and-search-in-scotland-an-analysis-of-police-practice-and-culture-in-a-time-of-change/

 

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday, 25th April.

 

The International Studies Committee of the Gilbert Murray Trust.

International Studies

THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COMMITTEE of the Gilbert Murray Trust seeks to promote the study of the purposes and work of the United Nations with the help of travel scholarships, support for participation in UN-related short courses, conferences and summer schools, help for small personal research projects involving travel, supporting work with international organizations, and new initiatives in funding research which will at once benefit from and promote international collaboration.

Gilbert Murray UN Study Awards offered for 2016

The International Studies Committee of the Gilbert Murray Trust is offering up to 6 UN Study Awards of up to £1000 each for 2016.  This Committee promotes the study of the purposes and work of the United Nations.

An applicant for an Award must be studying, or have studied, international relations at an institution of higher education in the United Kingdom.  International relations is understood broadly and includes, for example, international law, security studies, peace studies, development studies, and global governance.  However, it is essential that applications are relevant to the purposes and work of the United Nations.

An Award is only given to support a specific project (such as a research visit to the headquarters of an international organisation, or to a particular country, or a short course at an institution abroad) which will assist the applicant in his or her study of international relations. It should be emphasised that the UN Study Awards are not intended as general financial support for the study of international affairs.

An applicant for a UN Study Award for 2015 should be not more than 25 years of age on 2 April 2016  but applications will be considered from those who are above this age if they are able to put forward special reasons for their delayed education (such as ill health or lack of means).

Application should be by letter supported by the following documents:

  • a brief curriculum vitae, including date of birth
  • a brief statement of career intentions
  • a clear description of the project for which the Award is sought, with a breakdown of costs and the sources of additional funding, if required
  • an assessment by a person in a position to judge the applicant and his or her suitability for the Award
  • (where relevant) a statement of reasons for delayed education

Applicants are requested to submit five paper copies of the letter of application and the supporting documentation. The deadline for applications is 2 April 2016.

Applications should be submitted to:

Dr Peter Wilson, Honorary Secretary, International Studies Committee of the Gilbert Murray Trust, Department of International Relations, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (enquiries to i.papagaryfallou@lse.ac.uk)

http://gilbertmurraytrust.weebly.com/international-studies.html

JOHN WESTLAKE PRIZE

This competition, endowing an award of 10’000 Swiss francs, is organized under the auspices of the Institute of International Law in accordance with the Regulations of the Prize as established by the late J.B. SCOTT. This Prize bears the name of thirteen distinguished international lawyers on a rotating basis.

The subject of this competition is:

 

DISPUTE SETTLEMENT BEFORE INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS

Papers related to this subject can be submitted in German, English, Spanish French, or Italian and should comply with all other requirements as specified in the Regulations of the Prize, which can be consulted in the Yearbook of the Institute of International Law, Vol. 61-II, 1986, p. 359-367 and on the website of the Institute of International Law: www.idi-iil.org. The papers have to be submitted to the Secretary-General of the Institute at the latest by 31 December 2016 to the following address:

Professor Marcelo Kohen
IHEID
Chemin Eugène Rigot 2
Case postale 136
CH-1211 Geneva 21

Carnegie Cameron PG Bursaries.

Carnegie Trust: St Andrews Society for the State of New York.

Carnegie Trust: St Andrews Society for the State of New York.

Do you dream of studying in the USA? Each year, the Carnegie Trust awards two scholarships on behalf of the St Andrew’s Society for the State of New York, in support of Postgraduate Masters in the USA. The scheme is open to Scottish students and applications are made through the Scottish universities. The closing date to return applications to the Trust is 15th March 2016. Read more about this scheme on the Carnegie Trust’s website