TRACE Scholar Program accepting applications for 2017


TRACE International, the globally renowned anti-bribery business association, recently established a scholarship of up to $60,000 for an LLM student entering the Allard School of Law who will be developing a thesis on a topic in the area of anti-corruption.

The program fully funds students from developing countries to pursue an LLM focused on advancing commercial transparency and raising anti-bribery compliance standards. Fellowship recipients spend an academic year at their chosen university, followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.

The Allard School of Law is internationally recognized for promoting human rights and anti-corruption efforts around the world and administers the Allard Prize for International Integrity. The Allard Prize, first awarded in 2013, recognizes exceptional courage and leadership in combatting corruption and protecting human rights and is one of the world's largest prizes dedicated to these issues. Professor and Dean Catherine Dauvergne, notes that "The Allard School of Law is thrilled that TRACE is supporting research students working in these areas. This is a wonderful fit for our law school, and for the Allard Prize initiative more broadly."

The TRACE Scholar program funding includes full tuition, lodging and travel. Each student will spend one academic year at their chosen institution studying governance and economic development, business ethics and the rule of law. TRACE Scholars undertake to use this scholarship to improve transparency and reduce corruption in their country or region.

The TRACE scholar will be selected by March 31, 2017. Application details and instructions can be found on our Graduate Program website and the TRACE website. For all other questions, please email our Graduate Program advisor Joanne Chung at with the subject line: TRACE Scholar.

Learn more about funding and awards for the Allard School of Law research-based Graduate programs.