Jacques Gaudreau Graduate Scholarship in International Human Rights Law (712200302841)

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR AN ENDOWED FUND

NAME OF ENDOWED FUND

Jacques Gaudreau Graduate Scholarship

in International Human Rights Law

INTRODUCTION

The Jacques Gaudreau endowment fund was established in 1992 in memory of Jacques Gaudreau (1947-1989), an officer of the Department of External Affairs, by his friends, colleagues and family. Initially the fund was used to award one or two prizes on an annual basis to undergraduate and graduate students in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa with the most outstanding mark or essay in the area of international human rights law. In 2015, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, unit responsible for the fund, requested to transform it into a graduate scholarship that would benefit outstanding students in the Faculty of Law.

PURPOSE OF FUND

To award a scholarship to a graduate (Masters or PhD) student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, a person with the protected/refugee status or an international student;

2. be registered in a Masters or PhD program at the Faculty of Law;

3. specialize in international human rights law;

4. demonstrate academic excellence; and

5. submit a research proposal (2-5 pages) in the field of human rights.

Value of the Award: Minimum $1,000

Number of Awards: One

Frequency of the Award: Annual

Level of the Award: Graduate (Masters or PhD)

Application Contact: Graduate Studies Office, Faculty of Law

Application Deadline: March 1st

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through www.uozone.uOttawa.ca, and should include:

1. a non-official copy of the applicant’s academic transcript;

2. the Curriculum Vitae on Online Scholarships and Bursaries; and

3. a letter from the applicant detailing his/her research proposal (2-5 pages) and explaining its relevance, as well as a budget.