Deadline: 21 June 2019
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (“the Commission”) is delighted to announce the launch of the fourth year of the bursary scheme for prospective students of the Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality at the Institute of Public Administration.
The aim of this bursary is to contribute towards building participants’ skills to advance implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty in public bodies. The student bursary scheme will support applications from public sector bodies and civil society organisations.
The Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality is a one-year, part-time programme that has been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Public Administration and is now enrolling for October 2019.
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About the Bursary Scheme
There are 10 bursary places available and 4 of those have been reserved for people working in civil society organisations, including community and voluntary organisations, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, groups representing geographic communities or communities of interest, and trade unions.
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Bursary places on the Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality are open to people working at all grades and functions. However, preference may be given to applications demonstrating positions of influence to drive the implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty (the Duty).
The bursary scheme will cover all course fees for successful applicants.
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If applicants or their organisation have applied for the bursary previously, this does not preclude them from applying again.
Please note that bursary recipients will be required to report back and liaise with the Commission during and after the course and participate in meetings / focus groups and impact reporting relating to their participation in the course.
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Please also note that candidates who do not complete the diploma course or assessments will be required to provide the cost of the fees covered by the bursary.
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Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they intend to use the learning from the diploma in their work.
- Relevant organisations are asked to nominate their candidate(s) to be considered for the bursary scheme and provide official sign off of the application.
- More than one staff member from each organisation can submit an application. However, in the event that a large volume of applications are received, priority may be given to ensuring that as many organisations as possible are represented.
- Priority will be given to those demonstrating positions of influence to promote implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty.
How to Apply
The 2019 application forms (select the appropriate form) are available on the given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.ihrec.ie/our-work/student-bursary-scheme/