Scholarship Fund for Young African Scholars – 2016

Scholarship Fund for Young African Scholars to attend the Biennial Conference ILA, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Made possible by the Alumni Fund of Tilburg University School of Law, the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa, and family, friends and colleagues of Professor Willem van Genugten.



DEADLINE 20 June 2016 – DEADLINE 20 June 2016 – DEADLINE 20 June 2016

Participation of Young African Scholars at the Biennial Conference ILA, Johannesburg, 7-11 August 2016

AIM:  Professor van Genugten has established a Scholarship Fund to assist graduate & postgraduate students and early career professionals in Africa to attend the ILA2016 Biennial Conference in Johannesburg. The aim of the scholarship is to allow young African scholars to participate in the conference, to take part in the debate, and meet colleagues, in order to inspire them to continue working in the domain of international law. Meeting colleagues and receiving inspiration is important to become or remain active in the field and to keep working on topics that require so much effort and a nuanced understanding of ‘legal issues in a societal context.


The candidate must:

  • be enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate course on international law or be an early career professional in international law in an African country (first five years);
  • show a strong interest in international law (which can be demonstrated by, for example, a law school major, classes, papers and extra-curricular activities);
  • explain how participation in the conference would benefit his/her research or career in international law;
  • establish that he/she does not have access to other sources of funding, for instance from his/her home institution;

AWARD: Full Scholarships cover the registration fees; accommodation as selected by the host branch, reasonable travel costs and a per diem allowance depending on the cost of living in the host country, as agreed to in advance by and to the discretion of the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee may also decide to award a Partial Scholarship.

APPLICATIONS: Applications for scholarships for the ILA2016 Biennial Conference in Johannesburg (7-11 August 2016) must be received by 20 June 2016. Applicants should download and complete the application form. This should be sent with all accompanying documents, as mentioned on the application form, to:

The Selection Committee will announce their decisions by 30 June 2016 and successful applicants will be informed immediately. The Selection Committee aims to award scholarships for participation in the ILA 2016 biennial conference to the value of €10.000.

For further information on ILA Scholarship click on the below links

Scholarship Fund Objectives

ILA Application Form

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