TRACE Anti-Corruption and Transparency Scholarship – Fully Funded
Deadline: February 15, 2015
The University of Washington School of Law’s Sustainable International Development Law program is pleased to partner with TRACE International, a leading nonprofit business association focused on anti-bribery compliance, to offer a new LL.M. scholarship aimed at developing exceptional young leaders in the field of anti-corruption who are committed to advancing commercial transparency.
The TRACE Scholar will have a demonstrated interest in anti-corruption efforts and will write their LL.M. thesis on a subject related to anticorruption: international instruments, compliance or enforcement. They will enroll in relevant courses focused on business ethics, rule of law, governance and/or economic development. The TRACE Scholar Program will provide emerging leaders and professionals with an interest in anti-corruption and bribery prevention with an intensive course of study followed by a practical and “hands-on” internship.
- Full funding (with tuition, lodging and travel.)
- 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.
- Be from a developing country;
- Possess a first degree in law or equivalent;
- Be a national from either a low or lower-middle income developing country (as defined by the World Bank) OR, for 2016-17 only, is a national from an Eurasian/CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) country. Applicants from these countries will be considered for a scholarship sponsored by TeliaSonera
- Be ready to make a commitment to return to home country to work for a period of 2-3 years;
- Have strong English skills. The following minimum score is required, (test scores must be less than two years old):
- 580 TOEFL
- 92 TOEFLiBT
- 7.0 IELTS
Note: Candidate may take the TOEFL after submitting his or her application if scheduling does not permit an earlier testing.
- Show evidence of leadership skills;
- Be willing to participate in interviews via Skype;
- Be ready to commence studies in late August 2016 for a period of one year.
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 [email protected];
- 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.
Please submit your application via email to [email protected] by February 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. You may also mail your application to:
UW TRACE Fellowship
c/o Sustainable International Development Graduate Program
University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA 98195
Please note – Applicants for the scholarship will not be asked to complete the LL.M. application unless he or she is selected as the scholarship recipient.
For more information, visit TRACE Scholar Program.