Student training is important for the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ). This is why CPIJ notably funds students to take part each year in the Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court, the Canadian Council on International Law’s Annual Conference, the ICC Moot Court Competition, and many other educational activities and events.
The CPIJ encourages student initiatives and may support them financially. Students may apply to CPIJ to, for example, take part in a summer school, participate in a law-related competition, attend a conference or be involved in any other professional activity related to CPIJ’s mandate. The students selected for funding then become members of CPIJ’s student group.
A request is prepared by the student. To be presented to the Scholarship and Student Funding Committee for its consideration, the following conditions of admissibility must be met:
- The request is presented by a student in international law or in a field related to CPIJ’s Research Program;
- The request is sufficiently documented to allow the Scholarship and Student Funding Committee to appreciate its nature and importance for the student;
- The request must include a detailed project plan and, if possible, the event’s agenda, registration confirmation, and an estimate of the admissible expenses;
- The request must explain: the student’s link to CPIJ; the link between the project and CPIJ’s Research Program; the nature of the project and the expected learning outcomes; the relevance of the project with respect to the student’s development and goals; and the amount and purpose of any funding previously received from CPIJ.
In choosing which projects to fund, the Scholarship and Student Funding Committee will consider the:
- Link between the project and CPIJ’s Research Program;
- Nature of the project and the expected learning outcome;
- Relevance of the project with respect to the student’s training development and goals;
- Link between the student(s) and CPIJ; and
- Amount and purpose of any funding previously asked for and received from CPIJ.
How To Apply
Those students selected for funding must comply with the following requirements:
- The student must provide consent, unless an exception is justified, for CPIJ’s use and dissemination of the student’s texts, pictures and other outcomes of the project, with acknowledgement.
- The student must respect the rules and regulations of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), CPIJ’s funding organization. For example, these rules do not permit funded individuals to be compensated for blogposts or other forms of publication.
- The student will acknowledge CPIJ and SSHRC’s financial support in blogposts and other relevant fora.
- The student must write a minimum of one 1000 to 1500-word blogpost, which will be published on any of the following platforms, at the choice of the student: Quid Justitiæ, IntLawGrrls, Justice in Conflict or the Philip Kirsch Institute’s Global Justice Journal. The blogpost shall comply with the rules related to the chosen platform. The post shall be written before, during, or within a reasonable time after, the project completion.
For more information, visit CPIJ Mobility Grant.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2020