Borrin Foundation Women Leaders in Law Fellowship
Not currently accepting applications. Next application round opens March 2022.
Pool of funding available: $50,000
We invite proposals from women who are on a journey to becoming leaders in the legal world Aotearoa New Zealand.
There are many types of leadership such as people leadership, thought leadership, and leadership through service to others. The Borrin Foundation wishes to see a greater number of women take up a wider range of leadership roles in the law.
The fellowship aims to support women to have an impact in the legal world, to use their influence in the law, and to serve their communities.
The pool of funding may be awarded to one fellow or may be split separately between two or three women. The cost of the proposal should match the fellowship needs.
- Women with at least 10 years’ experience in law at the time of applying.
- Women who show resilience, grit, determination and strength of character to be a pioneer or leader in the legal world.
How it works
- The Fellowship can be used for professional development courses, further study including post-graduate degree, or an ‘inquiry project’. It should build the leadership capacity of the Fellow.
- An ‘inquiry project’ would allow the Fellow to pursue an inquiry, or pioneer solutions to legal issues, and leverage their knowledge and contacts.
- There is no minimum or maximum time commitment – it depends on the Fellowship proposal.
- Emphasis will also be placed on financial need as well as the potential of the Fellow.
- Prior academic achievements are not a pre-requisite for applying.
- Strong focus will be given to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Graduates applying for post-graduate study within five years of graduating from Law School.
- General legal practice.
Please also see our general grant exclusions.
The application round for this Fellowship is run annually at the beginning of the year.
The last round of applications closed on 12 April 2021.
Borrin Foundation Women Leaders in Law Fellows
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