Palestinian Rule of Law (PROL) Awards 2018–2019
The Open Society Scholarship Programs is pleased to announce the Palestinian Rule of Law Awards (PROL) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Approximately five scholarships supporting one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) degrees for lawyers or law graduates normally resident in the Gaza Strip or West Bank, including East Jerusalem. PROL scholarships are for one-year academic LL.M. programs and will be tenable at selected law schools in the United States and the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, an OSF-affiliated institution providing American-style teaching and U.S.-accredited qualifications.
Fellows may not select their host universities. During their term of study, PROL fellows must meet the academic standards and requirements of the PROL program and their host universities. All PROL fellows will attend an OSF-administered pre-academic summer course in July or August 2018, prior to traveling to their host universities to begin their degree programs. Study at host university law schools will begin in fall 2018.
- Successful applicants will receive the following support:
- Tuition and mandatory university fees
- Monthly stipend for room, board, and other living expenses
- Program-related travel
- Accident and sickness insurance during the program
- Funds for educational materials and professional development
- All costs associated with an annual student conference
- Possible internship support
- Pre-university academic program in July or August 2018 that prepares finalist for the rigors of graduate level academic study.
Eligibility & Requirements
The PROL program does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Competition for the program is merit-based and open to lawyers or law graduates normally resident in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip who are:
- proficient in spoken and written English and Arabic;
- able to demonstrate professional aptitude and leadership potential;
- able to begin study in the United States or Hungary in the fall of 2018;
- able to receive and maintain U.S. and / or Hungarian study visas;able to receive and maintain a visa for one-month attendance at a pre-academic summer course in July 2018,
- able to obtain travel documents to leave and return to the West Bank / Gaza;
- committed to returning to the West Bank or Gaza after completion of the program to serve as leaders in their fields of specialization.
Applicants should have an outstanding academic record (a BA in law or other law degree is required), professional aptitude and leadership potential. Preference will be given to candidates with some degree of practical experience.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must complete and submit an online or paper PROL application in English to be considered.
- Online Application All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online.
- Paper Application
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.