Are you interested in how activists use law and court cases to advance (or oppose) goals such as indigenous rights, climate transformation, abortion, queer rights, social justice, and democracy – and whether their legal strategies work? Or are you curious about how autocratic governments use the law to stay in power – or other questions related to the social and political role of rights, law and courts? Then you are welcome to apply for a Master’s scholarship at LawTransform.
LawTransform (the CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation) is announcing up to 10 Master’s stipends for projects related to ongoing work at the centre. The scholarships are NOK 30,000 and will be paid in three parts. NOK 10,000 are paid upon award, NOK 10,000 after the recipient has completed the master’s degree, and NOK 10.000 when the candidate has submitted an article (or other agreed product) based on the MA thesis.
Applicants must be based in Bergen and admitted to a master’s programme in a relevant discipline (including anthropology, economics, geography, history, information and media studies, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, but not excluding others).
The application must include a motivation letter, a CV, transcript of grades and a one-page (preliminary) project outline indicating your research interests. It is preferable that the project is relevant for ongoing/recent research projects at LawTransform (see www.lawtransform.no).
The scholarship recipients are encouraged to sit at LawTransform and be part of the LawTransform community. This includes presenting work-in-process at internal seminars and participating at events. Upon completing the master’s degree, grant recipients must submit a short summary of the thesis suitable for a broader audience for publication on the LawTransform website. There will also be an opportunity to present the finished work at a public event.
The application should be sent by e-mail to Lara Côrtes firstname.lastname@example.org and marked “Master’s scholarship LawTransform” no later than 31 January 2024.
Photo taken by Siri Gloppen.