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The award will be offered for 2020-21.


The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

The University will provide a full tuition-fee waiver to an exceptional female student from the USA who wishes to pursue study in a field related to politics, conflict transformation or human rights. The five MA programmes covered by the award will include:

Hillary Rodham Clinton made an outstanding contribution to reconciliation throughout the Northern Ireland peace process. She was a strong advocate for the inclusion of women’s voices in the peace talks and became an inspirational role model for many in the Queen’s community. 

This award, created in the former Senator’s name, honours her long-standing commitment to peace, stability and education.

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Key Dates

Tuesday 1 October 2019: Applications open for September 2020 entry

Friday 17 January 2020:  Applications close for September 2020 entry

Friday 27 March 2020: Decisions announced


How to apply

To be considered for this award, please submit an application for your chosen programme through the University’s online application portal.

When completing your application you must include the code HillaryClinton20 on your application form to indicate that you wish to be considered for the Hillary Clinton award.

On the Direct Applications Portal, please tick ‘I hope to or have already obtained funding for my studies’ and then enter HillaryClinton20 in the free text box ‘Please state the source of funding’.

You must also upload a CV of no more than 2 pages which outlines your commitment to civic leadership and peacebuilding. This should be uploaded in a PDF merged with academic transcripts.

You must have applied to the University for study in one of the outlined programmes by 17 January; must be issued with an offer for your chosen programme by 14 February; must hold a 3.7 CGPA or above; must be a US citizen and must identify as female.

Enquiries: Ruth Walmsley

Graduate Study in Conflict Resolution at Queen’s

Queen’s University is an international centre of excellence for research and teaching in politics, international studies and conflict resolution. The University has been at the forefront of building peace in Northern Ireland for over 30 years and has fostered a range of research collaborations to bring about major societal change and social harmony.

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences attracts students from across the world who are interested in understanding and seeking to influence major global challenges.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation will offer one exceptional candidate the opportunity to pursue this calling in Belfast, learning from world-leading researchers in the field.

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For Global Peace, Security and Justice

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice is a Global Research Institute (GRI) and a flagship for interdisciplinary dialogue. Bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, the Institute draws upon unparalleled expertise on the issues of global security, social justice and peace-building to enrich understanding of conflict transformation.

Find out more about the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute