The UK Foundation for International Uniform Law has established a four-month scholarship for academic research into international uniform law and/or comparative law at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, Italy, for a lawyer from a developing country or a country in economic transition, tenable in 2007. The scholarship covers living expenses (accommodation and daily allowance) in Rome for the designated period. Beneficiaries are expected to meet their own travel expenses.
A scholarship (average length: two months, with a minimum of six weeks; exceptionally, four months in the case of the UK Foundation) may cover all or part of the cost of living in Rome for the designated period, but beneficiaries are in principle expected to meet their own travel expenses.
Scholarships are awarded by the UNIDROIT Governing Council or by the Secretary-General acting on its behalf, upon the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee and applying the following criteria (subject to any specific requirements on the part of donors):
A good working knowledge of English and/or French is indispensable.
Candidates who are not granted a scholarship may nevertheless be accepted for an independent research period without funding (see above). In that case, a formal letter is issued by the Secretary-General which may be used by applicants in support of their direct requests to potential sponsors to finance their stay in Rome.
The subject of the research should focus on one of the topics included in
- the subject of the candidate’s research project, which must be related to uniform law / international private law (see details of the holdings of the UNIDROIT Library), preference being given to subjects that fit in with the Organisation’s Work Programme;
- the project’s potential for practical application in the beneficiary’s country of origin, preference being given to projects relating to the drafting of national laws or which aim at promoting the adoption of uniform law instruments;
- the candidate`s qualifications (“graduate” or “post-graduate”) and position (academic, civil servant, judge, practitioner);
the current UNIDROIT Work Programme. See this link.
Applications must be received by the UNIDROIT Scholarships Bureau, no later than 31 March 2007.
For information regarding the UNIDROIT Research Programme and to download
the application form see this link.
For any additional information and to submit the application, please contact :
Ms Laura N. Tikanvaara, UNIDROIT Scholarships Bureau – UNIDROIT
Library – 28, via Panisperna – 00184 ROME, Italy – Tel. + 39 06 6962125 –
Fax: + 39 06 69941394 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – www.unidroit.org
Via: The Society of Legal Scholars