The Trust Conference Changemakers program, formerly known as the Trust Conference Scholarship Program, is part of the Trust Conference to be held in London, UK, on November 13-14 by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
The annual conference will bring together activists and human rights defenders from around the world. In 2018, they received applications from 90 countries and selected change agents with a deep understanding of the conference themes.
This year, up to 60 Confidence Conference Scholarships will be awarded to candidates from a variety of disciplines who will bring their unique perspectives and actively participate in the conference.
The Trust Conference Changemakers program funds frontline activists and human rights defenders from around the world to attend the annual conference.
In 2019, received applications from 90 countries and selected Changemakers with expert knowledge of our conference topics.
Each year, we award up to 60 scholarships to applicants from various disciplines who will contribute their unique perspectives and take action at the Trust Conference.
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The Trust Conference Changemakers program offers access to an influential gathering of NGOs, corporate bosses, lawyers, public servants, and philanthropists.
The Trust Conference Changemakers program provides access to an influential group of NGOs, business leaders, lawyers, public servants, and philanthropists.
Trust Conference is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s flagship annual event and a major human rights forum. Held in the heart of London each year, the conference brings together around 600 delegates from various sectors representing more than 60 countries.
Previous speakers included TIME’S UP President and CEO Tina Tchen, The New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, and disability and design advocate Sinéad Burke.
In 2022, the conference will take place on November 11 and 12. The first day will consider the state of media freedom around the world and digital rights as the new frontier of human rights.
The second day will address what it will take to create more inclusive economies, with a focus on women and LGBT+ people, as well as the human impact of climate change.
Level/field of study
The scholarship is open to all working and student applicants in the areas of modern slavery, women’s rights and economic empowerment, refugee assistance, and other areas of human rights.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, the world’s largest provider of news and information.
The foundation is registered as an independent charity in both the UK and the USA.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation will grant places to exceptional international hopefuls from all over the world.
The Trust Conference Changemakers program is open to all applicants working in the areas of modern slavery, women’s rights and economic empowerment, refugee assistance, and other areas of human rights.
Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who demonstrate that participation in the Conference will enhance their work in their own communities.
Finally, the applicants must speak English as it is the language of the conference, and you may not have attended the conference on a scholarship.
Selected/successful applicants will receive the following benefits:
Selection will be based on a rating system developed by the Changemakers Program review committee. Successful applicants will use their scholarship (if applicable) to cover travel, visa, and accommodation costs to attend the 2022 Confidence Conference.
There are no more funds available to cover expenses. The support will be granted at three levels:
- Ticket Only: One non-transferable ticket to attend both days of the Trust Conference
- Partial Scholarship: A non-transferable ticket to attend both days of the Trust Conference and a £750 scholarship to help cover travel and accommodation costs
- Full scholarship: a non-transferable ticket to attend both days of the Trust Conference and a grant of £1,250 to help cover travel and accommodation costs
- A day of specialized training and networking with other change agents on November 12, 2022.
- Free participation in the Confidence Conference on November 13 and 14, 2022.
- Your name and photo will be on Trust Conference marketing documents and on the official website.
How to apply?
Interested applicants should follow the link below to apply:
Deadline for application
The application deadline is May 3. The conference will take place on November 11 and 12, 2022.
For more information, please visit the official Trust Conference Changemakers Program 2022 website via the following link: