SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES 2016-2020
Ann Browne Masters Degree Scholarship
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.
Five Ann Browne Scholarships were available from 2016 to 2020.
The Scholarship covered tuition fees for one applicant for full-time study on the MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice in each academic year from 2016-17 to 2020-21.
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?
- Katherine Acton (2020).
The Dr and Mrs Tyrrell Prize for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice
Ms Angela Narbona Iranzo and Professor Hastings Donnan
The Dr and Mrs Tyrrell Prize was a one-off prize, funded through a pecuniary legacy gift of £1,000 from the will of Mr Tyrrell.
Mr Tyrrell graduated from Queen’s University in 1973 with a BA degree in German with Swedish.
The prize is in memory of his late parents, and Mr Tyrrell asked that it be awarded to a Masters student, who completes the best project focused on a conflict situation in the developing world.
In December 2017, the Tyrrell Prize was awarded to Ms Angela Narbona Iranzo for her MA dissertation ‘Female ex-combatants and the Sierra Leonian Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration process (DDR)’. Angela was supervised by Mitchell Institute Fellow Dr Ulrike Vieten.