TRACE Anti-Corruption and Transparency Scholarship Program 2017/18

TRACE Anti-Corruption and Transparency Scholarship Program 2017/18

Deadline: February 15, 2017

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.


  • Tuition, lodging and travel cost will be covered;
  • 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.


Applicants should

  • 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);
  • Be willing to make a commitment to return to applicant’s 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
    • 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;illingness to participate in interviews via Skype;
  • Be ready to commence studies in late August 2017 for a period of one year

Application Process

The applicant should submit all of the 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, 2017 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
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195

For more information, visit TRACE Anti-Corruption and Transparency Scholarship.