The WCCL Global South Scholarship Programme is for academics who wish to participate in the World Congress of Constitutional Law from 5 – 9 December 2022 in South Africa but who may face financial challenges in doing so.
A successful WCCL Global South Scholarship applicant will qualify for a partial scholarship that includes the following:
- Waived registration fee to the Congress.
- Contribution towards travel to South Africa to attend the Congress.
- Contribution towards Accommodation for the duration of the Congress.
- Access to all social functions.
The scholarship is open to persons who meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be a full-time academic – either a law professor, lecturer, researcher or studying full-time towards their PhD – at any university or equivalent academic institution.
- Applicants must at least have an LLM in Law. Preference will be given to those with a PhD in law or those who are currently studying for their PhD.
- Applicants must have a valid passport for travel to South Africa.
- IACL membership is not required in order to submit an application.
- There is no age limit though preference will be given to academics at earlier stages of their careers who show they have less access to funding.
- The online application form and motivation must be completed in either English or French.
Preference will be given to applicants from the Global South (defined to include all low and middle-income countries) and, in some cases, where funding is specifically earmarked to a specific region.
The scholarship will only be secured upon payment of an acceptance fee of USD 300 once you have been accepted into the programme.
All application forms must be accompanied by a motivation and a 1000-word essay on “Constitutional Transformations” in the format specified on the website in either English or French. “Constitutional Transformations’ is the theme of this year’s Congress and you can read more about it here.