CEDR Training Bursary
Applications for CEDR Mediation Skills Training Bursaries for 2015/16 are now closed. The deadline for applications was 12pm (Noon) GMT on Monday 2 March 2015. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 10 April 2015.
Bursaries are available for the following courses:
Mediator Skills Training Course Full Time (UK) – June 2015
Mediator Skills Training Course Full Time (UK) – October 2015
Mediator Skills Training Course Full Time (UK) – December 2015
Mediator Skills Training Course Full Time (UK) – March 2016
Mediator Skills Training Course Full Time (Hong Kong) – 2015/16
[In certain circumstances, it may be possible for the bursary to be used for a Mediator Skills Training Course Full Time in Dublin, Ireland.]
Download the 2015/2016 Application Form here
About the CEDR Training Bursary
The purpose of CEDR’s training bursaries is to encourage and enable those prevented from taking part in Mediator Skills Training for financial reasons to receive financial aid.
The award is made as a percentage discount of the course fees only for the five-day accreditation course and is not transferable. The award does not cover travel or accommodation.
Applicants may apply for up to 100% discount of the course fees. However, please note that due to the limited nature of funds it is extremely rare unfortunately that we are able to offer full discounts and most bursaries are awarded as lower percentages. Additionally, as bursaries are awarded on financial need, successful applicants are required to demonstrate that they have pursued reasonable funding options within their application. CEDR reserves the right to offer successful bursary applicants lower percentage awards than that requested.
Anyone may apply for a CEDR training bursary, however there is a very limited fund and preference is normally given to those from charities or voluntary organisations and those from the public sector and overseas applicants. Bursary applications are considered on an individual basis in conjunction with current CEDR policy and our charitable object:
"To promote for the benefit of the public in the UK, Europe and throughout the world the use of conciliation mediation adjudication and other methods and procedures for resolving disputes between individuals and/or organisations where this will avoid or reduce the need for and therefore relieve the social and economic cost of litigation and equivalent procedures."
All applications will be considered against a set of 9 criteria in order to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a bursary. These criteria are:
Suitability of the organisation of the applicant (if applicable)
Potential for promoting Effective Dispute Resolution (EDR) theory and techniques
Potential for bringing mediation into a new sector/community
Reasons for wanting to attend CEDR MST course
Suitability for undertaking a commercial mediation course
Synergy with CEDR’s charitable objectives and strategic priorities
Successful applicants need to demonstrate clearly that they currently are, or will be, in a position to promote mediation as well as benefit from the skills they will gain during the training. They must also evidence how those working and living around them will benefit from these skills. Bursaries will not be awarded solely for financial reasons.
As a condition of the bursary, bursary recipients are required to complete a report for CEDR about how they have used the skills gained from the course in their practice within 6-12 months of course completion.
If you have any queries contact Frederick Way (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone on 0207 536 6000.