UK: Bohdan Winiarski Scholarships in International Law 2011, Cambridge University

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Research Scholarship in International Law Funded by Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London. The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge is pleased to announce the opening of a competition for two scholarships. The scholarships have been named after the Polish Judge and international lawyer, Bohdan Winiarski. The scholarships are primarily aimed at younger Polish scholars in the early years of their career and are intended to cover a research visit at the Lauterpacht Centre in 2011.

Each scholarship is worth £3000 (GBP) and is intended to cover the cost of bench fees, accommodation, maintenance and travel incurred during an 8-12 week research visit at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. Any additional costs incurred are the responsibility of the candidate. Scholarships must be used during the 2011 calendar year.

Bohdan Winiarski Scholarship candidates must comply with the following:

* have Polish citizenship;
* be fluent in English;
* be graduates of a Polish university (candidates should already hold a degree, applications from students will not be accepted);
* be associated with a Polish university or another institution in Poland dealing with international law;
* specify a project on some aspect of international law on which they will work while resident at the Lauterpacht Centre. Preferably, the project should be published as a result of the visit;
* produce a report of their work in English at the end of the scholarship period.

How to Apply
Applications should consist of the following documents:

  • the candidate’s CV (curriculum vitae);
  • a sufficiently detailed (2-4 page) description of the project they intend to work on whilst at the Centre;
  • two letters of reference.

All documents should be provided in English, except for the letters of reference, which may be in Polish or English. The letters of reference should be sent by post, preferably directly by the referees. Both the application and references must be received by the deadline. Applications should be sent to Dr Joanna Gomula by email at: jg218[ at ] or by post to

Dr Joanna Gomula
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
5 Cranmer Road
Cambridge CB3 9BL UK



The deadline for applications and letters of reference is 20 September 2010. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged if sent by email but only successful candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre. Successful candidates must use their scholarships in 2011.

Download Winiarski Scholarship Information

For more information, please visit the official announcement.

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