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

Fulbright PHD Scholarship
Deadline: Not specified
Level of Study
Postgraduate Taught
Country Group
Funding Amount
£13,450 in 2020-21
Application Status

Eligibility summary

  • NationalityUnited States
  • Level of StudyPostgraduate Taught



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.

More on The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute


Further Information

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is committed to growing the numbers of applications and participants in the UK Fulbright Postgraduate programme from under-represented groups and to continuing fair access to the programme. We do this by maintaining equitable application and selection processes and providing the opportunity -- for students who otherwise could not afford to participate in the programme -- to apply for additional financial support through the Opportunity Fund.

We recognise that the cost of taking up a US Education, even with a Fulbright Award, is a barrier for many UK students. As part of our commitment to increasing participation of under-represented groups and continuing fair access, the Fulbright Opportunity Fund will be available for the first time in the 2020-21 application cycle. This fund is designed to provide financial support for students who are selected to receive a Fulbright Award, but who cannot afford to fully fund their US study after exhausting all options to find funding. Those selected for a Fulbright Award will become eligible to apply for the Opportunity Fund. We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds to apply for Fulbright Awards. We believe the Opportunity Fund will help students overcome the financial barriers which may prevent them from taking up an Award.

We also welcome candidates from British Overseas Territories.


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Funding Towards

Tuition Fees

Funding Body

Full Bright Commission

Funding Amount

£13,450 in 2020-21

A total stipend by the Fulbright Commission, issued four months before the Fulbright awardee’s project begins. Funding and Programme Provision including:

• Waiving of tuition fees
• A living stipend (2% inflationary increase each year)

Number of Awards


Funding Body

Full Bright Commission

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Funding Type

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Fee Status



United States

Country Group


Study Level

Postgraduate Taught

Contact Us

Gemma O’Donnell, email

How to Apply


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

1. Review the UK-specific application information:

2. Complete an online application. The online application includes:

  • Biographical information
  • Academic, professional and extracurricular accomplishments
  • Study/Research Objective
  • Personal statement
  • Details of the US institution(s) to which you will apply
  • Three referee nominations

The online application requires you to upload the following required documents:

  • Scanned passport photo page
  • CV
  • Official final and/or interim transcripts
  • US university admission letter (if applicable)
  • Creative writing or artwork sample (if applicable)

3. Complete the separate online US-UK Fulbright Commission Supplemental Form.

This is a required part of the application for all applicants, and your application will be considered incomplete without it. Please follow the link above to access the form.

3a. If you are submitting an application with a 2:2 undergraduate result, you must additionally complete the 2:2 Undergraduate Result Form.

We may accept applications from individuals with a 2:2 overall result in some exceptional cases. We will evaluate these applications separately and on a case by case basis will determine if the application will be included in the competition.

4. You must make a separate application to your chosen US institution(s), the timeline and deadlines for which will vary from the Fulbright application.

University and graduate programme application guidance is available from our EducationUSA advising centre. You do not need to have applied to a US university before submitting your Fulbright application, but must receive an offer of admissions from the institution(s) nominated in your proposal to receive your Fulbright grant if successful. 




Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel interview. Interviews will take place from 3-14 February in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast (exact dates TBD). Postgraduate Student Award interviews are in person and cannot be rescheduled.




All applicants will be informed of their application outcome by March. The Fulbright Commission cannot comment or provide feedback on individual applications.