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2016 HRLA Bursary Scheme

Deadline for the 2016 HRLA Bursary Scheme is 13th June 2016.
Set up in 2006, the Scheme is designed to assist those without independent financial backing to take up internships, work placements and other forms of unpaid or low paid work in human rights law. The Scheme is open to those either currently studying (either undergraduate degree, postgraduate studies or LPC/BPTC/Law Conversion Course) or those who have recently graduated.

Each year, the HRLA will provide around five awards from an annual bursary fund of approximately £6,000, provided there are suitable applicants. A single award will not normally total more than £1,000. The applicant who receives the highest score for their application will be awarded the Peter Duffy Memorial Award. This special bursary award commemorates the innovative and groundbreaking UK human rights lawyer, Peter Duffy.

The bursary money is to be used to enable the successful applicants to undertake work related to human rights law that he or she would otherwise be unable to afford to do. That work need not take place in the United Kingdom, but it must be relevant to human rights law in the United Kingdom.

Previous awards have helped to support placements both internationally and within the UK. See the links below to read of the experiences of those awarded bursaries in previous years:

Details of the Scheme, including the 2016 bursary policy and application form, can be found here http://www.hrla.org.uk/bursaries/.  Any enquiries should be directed to bursary@hrla.org.uk.

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