Queen's University, in partnership with the UK Fulbright Commission, have launched a new Fulbright PhD Scholarship in Peace, Security and Justice at the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
The scholarship will be a three-year scholarship for a US student to undertake a PhD within the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, offering a unique opportunity for a significant financial and support package and to undertake a PhD programme under the supervision of world-renowned scholars in the Institute.
Speaking about the new Fulbright Scholarship Professor Michael Alcorn, Dean of Internationalization for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's, said:
"We are delighted to partner with the Fulbright Commission to offer this prestigious scholarship for a student to undertake a PhD at the world-renowned Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at the University and here in Northern Ireland, a post-conflict society.
"The University currently offers a number of scholarships in partnership with Fulbright, including the undergraduate summer school scholarships, postgraduate research award, and Fulbright visiting researcher's scholarship, and we are looking forward to offering this Fulbright PhD scholarship from 2019."
Marissa Piccolo, from Connecticut is a Fulbright Master's student currently studying Global Security and Borders at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics. Speaking about her experience as a Fulbright student, Marissa commented:
"It's hard to understate the impact Fulbright has had on me, both in terms of my career and personal development. It's a testament to the inherent value of international education, and also what Belfast in particular can teach about overcoming conflict and the constant work of building peace, as well as the particular resources available at Queen's.
"Fulbright's mission of cross-cultural understanding through educational exchange complements Queen's University's commitment as an international institution – which especially resonates today when global challenges demand that we reclaim these values and work together to find creative solutions."