The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is delighted to announce the launch of the fifth year of the bursary scheme for prospective students of the IPA Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality.

Please Note:

· The aim of this bursary scheme is to contribute to building participants' skills towards advancing implementation of the Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty (PSEHRD) in Public Bodies. For more information on the PSEHRD click here.

· In 2020 the Bursary Scheme is open to representatives from Civil Society Organisations only. Civil Society Organisations can advance implementation of the PSEHRD by Public Bodies in many ways, including through advocacy. 

· The application process is open until Monday 15 June 2020, 5pm sharp.

· The bursary covers course fees for successful applicants. Bursary Recipients who do not complete the diploma course or assessments will be required to provide the cost of the fees covered by the bursary.

· 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.

· As a NUI Level 8 Special Purpose Award this IPA course requires a significant time commitment.

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

· You can revisit your incomplete application on the same desktop/device from which you originally accessed the application link. Re-opening the application on a different device than the one originally accessed will result in multiple and/or incomplete applications.

·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.

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* 1. Section 1: Contact details of bursary candidate

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* 2. While there are many elements linked to work related contexts and proposed practical steps to be considered, as a NUI Level 8 Special Purpose Award this programme is primarily academic in its nature. While there is no requirement to have completed study of such a nature previously, it does involve the submission of written assignments and a formal written examination. Please indicate how you consider yourself to be in a position to undertake such a programme.