ACICA Pacific Islands Practitioner Scholarship Program, Australia

The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Limited (ACICA) is pleased to announce the ACICA Pacific Islands Practitioner Scholarship Program. This initiative offers up to two scholarships for legal practitioners from South Pacific jurisdictions to attend the prestigious ACICA & CIArb Australia International Arbitration Conference and Australian Arbitration Week.

Brief Description:

  • Provider: Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Limited
  • Course Level: Professional Development
  • Award: Conference Attendance, Travel, and Accommodation Coverage
  • Access Mode: Online Application
  • Number of Awards: Up to Two Scholarships Biennially
  • Nationality: South Pacific Jurisdictions
  • Location: Australia

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: South Pacific Jurisdictions (Including Micronesia)
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Applicants must be admitted as a lawyer/barrister in a South Pacific jurisdiction.
    • A minimum of 3 years post-admission experience is required.
    • Applicants must demonstrate an interest or practice in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and/or international arbitration through a short expression of interest statement.
    • Availability during the dates of Australian Arbitration Week for the relevant year must be confirmed.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates for the 2024 scholarship cycle should submit their applications before the deadline. Applications will undergo review by the ACICA Education Fund Trustees based on specified criteria and required supporting documents.
  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited for a web conference interview with the selection panel. Final decisions will be communicated within 8 weeks of the application deadline.


  • Selected scholars will receive coverage for:
    • Delegate registration at the ACICA & CIArb Australia International Arbitration Conference.
    • Return economy airfares.
    • Accommodation for up to five nights, including a stipend for main meals and hotel transfers.

This scholarship program aims to foster expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and arbitration among practitioners in the Pacific Islands region, contributing to professional development and collaboration in the field.

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