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The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice


Applications for the academic year 2020-21 competition are now closed. Applications will re-open in August 2020.


In partnership with the Fulbright Commission, Queen’s University is offering a three year scholarship for a US student to undertake a PhD with the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.  This unique opportunity offers a significant financial and support package for a student to join Queen’s and undertake a PhD programme under the supervision of world renowned scholars in the Mitchell Institute.

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice is one of Queen’s outstanding Global Research Institutes (GRI).

A flagship for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal challenge, the Institute brings together research excellence from a wide range of disciplines to tackle some of the greatest global issues of our age.

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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.