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 application process is open until Friday, 21 June 2019 until 5pm.

The bursary scheme will cover all course fees for successful applicants.  

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.  

Please carefully review the information about the bursary scheme and application criteria which can be found here 

Before you get started, here is some information about this application form:
You can revisit your incomplete application on the same desktop/device from which you originally accessed the application link. The Commission will confirm receipt of all completed applications by email.

Data Protection:
·  Please read the Commission’s Privacy Statement which you can access here before providing your Personal Data which explains our obligations and responsibilities as Data Controller and your rights as Data Subjects. 
·  We collect the information you have provided, store and process it for the purpose of assessing your application for the bursary scheme. 
·  Our legal basis for processing your personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out by IHREC in the public interest and under statute, that is to undertake, sponsor, commission or provide financial or other assistance  for research and educational activities
·  We use Survey Monkey to manage the application form, they are our Data Processor, and their privacy policy is provided here. Please note that SurveyMonkey may transfer your Personal Data to countries outside the EU, including the United States. SurveyMonkey Inc. participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which the EU Commission has assessed to have adequate level of data protection.

About the application form: 

Section 1: Contact and employment details
Section 2: Authorisation by employer
Section 3: Information requested on:
· Your reason/interest in the diploma (25 marks)
· Relevance of human rights and equality issues to your work (25 marks)
· Examples of how you would share the learning and use it to advance implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty (50 marks)


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* 1. Section 1: Contact details of bursary candidate