Statement: Mulliyavaikkal memorial scholarship and grant programme

By Together Against Genocide (TAG), Wednesday, May 18 2016
TAG Statement
18 May 2016

TAG launches Mulliyavaikkal Memorial Scholarship and Grant Programme

Today, on the 7th annual Mulliyavaikkal Remembrance day, Together Against Genocide is launching the Mulliyavaikkal Memorial Scholarship and Grant Programme.
 
This programme is designed to encourage scholarship on issues relevant to the mass atrocities that took place in northern Sri Lankan in 2009 and to contribute to the prevention of future such crimes against humanity.
 
The programme is envisaged to have two components. The first provides scholars from Eelam the opportunity to study at a European or American university.  Scholars from a broad range of relevant disciplines including law, international relations, journalism, history are eligible.
 
The second is a grant for international (current or recent) graduate students, wishing to undertake field trips to Sri Lanka for research relevant to our core theme of memorialising, understanding and preventing mass atrocities.
 
TAG has already funded international researcher field trips to Sri Lanka so this part of our programme is a formalisation of existing practice.
 
In May 2016, our first memorial scholarship provides the opportunity for an scholar from Eelam to attend a law program focusing on International Criminal law run in collaboration with the War Crimes Research Office of American University’s Washington College of Law.  As part of this program, students will travel to The Hague and visit courts & tribunals.

Students wishing to apply for the programme may contact TAG on email at info@tamilsagainstgenocide.org for more details.
 
If you would like to contribute towards funding the scholarship, please also email info@tamilsagainstgenocide.org or message us at Together Against Genocide on facebook or twitter @tagadvocacy.