Travelling Scholarship 2020

The London Branch of the CIArb has been notitified of 2 travelling scholarships enabling the successful applicants to experience ADR in Singapore for a period of a month. All London Branch members should be emailed with full details by the week ending Friday 14 February 2020.

The scholarships are outlined below:

The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (WCA) invites applications for two Travelling Scholarships, each of £5,000, to enable the recipients to travel to and live in Singapore for a month.  The successful applicants will gain experience in, and study aspects of, Private Dispute Resolution in Singapore, and will subsequently prepare a paper on their experiences to be published on the WCA website.

Applications are invited from private dispute resolution practitioners and academics at any stage of their career, but preference will be given to applicants at post-experience stage, with at least a first degree and a professional qualification in law, engineering, quantity surveying, accountancy or similar.  A keen interest in private dispute resolution is important, as are good report writing skills together with integrity and respect for confidentiality.  As we are a City of London Livery Company, applicants should be able to show some connection with London or the UK.

The travelling scholars will arrange their own transport and accommodation in Singapore, for which guidance will be offered.  They will be put in contact with local WCA members who will facilitate meetings with local practitioners and, where available, visits to hearings and other events of relevance to dispute resolution.

Applicants should include with their applications a short (one page maximum) outline of the areas of dispute resolution which are of interest to them, and a summary of the experience they would hope to gain from the trip.

Previous travelling scholarships have been successfully conducted in Dubai and Hong Kong, and reports of these trips can be found on the Company’s website at

The closing date for applications is 12 March 2020.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview in London in April 2020 and should be available to travel to Singapore within 6 months of the award.

Applications should be sent to