Ann Browne Masters Degree Scholarship
About Ann Browne
Ann Browne was born October 18, 1949 in Strabane, Northern Ireland, and died of cancer on January 29, 2000. She read Spanish at Queen’s University Belfast and graduated in the early 1970s. She then took an MA at London’s Institute of Latin American Studies, before visiting Latin America. She was inspired by Latin American Literature and the Northern Ireland civil rights movements. She fought for the rights of Latin American miners, was a Trade Unionist, and supported Chilean refugees. She moved to Brussels, where she died in 2000.
To honour her memory and spirit the Browne family set up the Ann Browne Masters Scholarship in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice to commemorate her life and work.
About the Scholarship
One Ann Browne Scholarship is available for academic year 2020-21. The Scholarship will cover tuition fees for one applicant for full-time study on the MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, starting in September 2020.
- Be a UK/Ireland or EU student, the latter living in the UK or in Ireland (determined by fee paying status),
- Have applied for and been offered a place on the MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice commencing September 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast
How to apply
Applicants must complete and submit the Application Form by the deadline of noon on Friday 7 August 2020. Applicants must include the following on their application form:
- An essay of no more than 350 words explaining: 'how studying the MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice will further your personal contribution to conflict transformation or social justice'
- A CV (2 pages max)
You can access the Application Form here (insert link to Word document).
The Ann Browne Scholarship Review Panel will review applications and will make the award on the basis of the following criteria:
- the applicant's academic interests, personal development, personal achievement and comparative interests; and
- the Review Panel's assessment of the applicant's knowledge of the field and originality of the submitted essay outlining future plans.
The Review Panel will consider the ways in which the applicant's interests and activities relate to Ann Browne's achievements and her legacy. This will be evaluated through the applicant's CV.
The successful applicant will be informed by Friday 28th August 2020.
Previous winners of the Scholarship
Aylisha Hogan (2016). Dissertation title: Issues facing unaccompanied child refugees in Calais
Amy Higginson (2017). Dissertation title: Overcoming division: The role of cultural heritage as a shared experience in Cyprus
Eilish Cox (2018). Dissertation title: Dark Tourism. Does it Work or Not? The Case of Crumlin Road Gaol
Judith Atwell (2019). Dissertation title: How has an understanding of 'vulnerability' inherent to the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme impacted refugee integration in Northern Ireland?