Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

With the aim of providing interactive and educational opportunities to the growing international legal community, the Sections of the Legal Practice and Public and Professional Interest Divisions of the IBA offer annual opportunities for young lawyers from around the world to apply for scholarships and to be nominated for awards that recognise outstanding individuals in the legal profession.

Conference Scholarships

IBA Conference Scholarships

IBA Developing Bar Programme Scholarship

Women Lawyers' Interest Group Conference Scholarships

The Women Lawyers' Interest Group offers scholarships to young lawyers who wish to attend their biennial conference, covering conference fees, a contribution to economy travel costs and accommodation.

SEERIL Law Studies Scholarships

SEERIL awards an amount of up to 18,000 (divided amongst successful applicants) to pursue post-graduate studies that may involve master, PhD or post-doctoral research topics in the energy and natural resources field.

This scholarship is open to all qualifying academic institutions and their students free of charge. A ‘qualifying academic institution’ is one where at least one member or adjunct member of the faculty is a member of the IBA and a SEERIL committee.

The Scholarship is open for submission of applications between January and March each year and it is generally awarded during the months of June/July. 

New - The IBA Jurist Award


Annual IBA Pro Bono Award

Annual IBA Outstanding Young Lawyer

IBA Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Legal Practitioner to Human Rights

IBA Outstanding International Woman Lawyer