The University of Washington and TRACE International seeks application for TRACE Scholar Program to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption. The scholarship is available for an international lawyer from a developing country.

This LLM scholarship is aimed at developing exceptional young leaders in the field of anti-corruption who are committed to advancing commercial transparency.

The University of Washington School of Law aspires to be the best public law school in the nation and one of the world’s most respected centres for interdisciplinary legal studies.

Scholarship is offered to write LLM thesis. Scholarship is available to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption.

List of Subjects: Anticorruption, international instruments, compliance or enforcement.

 Worth of Award

  • The TRACE Scholar Program will fully fund (with tuition, lodging and travel) an international lawyer from a developing country to pursue studies related to strategies and tools for increasing transparency and reducing corruption.
  • The UW Law TRACE Scholar will spend an academic year at the University of Washington followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • The person selected as a TRACE Scholar must be ready to commence his/her studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following guidelines

  • A first degree in law or equivalent
  • Is a national from either a low or lower-middle income developing country (as defined by the World Bank)
  • Will make a commitment to return to applicant’s home country to work for a period of 2-3 years
  • Strong English skills. The following minimum score is required, (test scores must be less than two years old):
    • 580 TOEFL
    • 92 TOEFLiBT
  • Note: Candidate may take the TOEFL after submitting his or her application if scheduling does not permit an earlier testing.
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Willingness to participate in interviews via Skype
  • Ready to commence studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year

Nationality: Citizens of low or lower-middle income developing country or Eurasian/CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) country can apply for this scholarship.

List of Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Virgin Islands (British) and Zambia.

 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by e-mail. Candidates should submit the following materials. The applicant should submit all of her materials, if possible, in one email or mailing. Please send documents in MS-Word, pdf or text file format. Do not send jpeg, gif or other photo scans.

  • Cover sheet
  • At least two letters of recommendation from legal professionals in the home country. References may be submitted via email to traceuw-at-uw.edu
  • Official transcripts and degree statements.
  • Resume or CV; and
  • A personal statement of 2-3 pages which describes the applicant’s interest and experience in dealing with anti-corruption and a description of how such a scholarship will further his or her work to combat corruption in the applicant’s home country

Deadline: Applications will close on February 15, 2017.

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