Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship Applications Now Open

peace scholarships rotary incoreINCORE Announcement – 27 April 2016

The Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship at Ulster University’s International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) is now open for applications.

Deadline for applications is 31 May 2016, midnight.

2015/16 was the first year of this scholarship which is supported by the Rotary Club of Londonderry as a legacy to the Rotary Global Peace Forum, held in Derry~Londonderry in May 2013.

In 2016/17, two scholarships will be awarded:

Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – Local, open to:

  • All applicants indigenous to and resident in Northern Ireland who have been offered a full-time place on the MSc in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies and have made a firm commitment to Ulster University during the admissions phase and who can demonstrate that their work post-study will impact on areas of conflict (post-/mid-conflict);
  • The Scholarship will provide the recipient with £5,250 to be used in support of full fees, with the remainder to be used to support travel and living expenses and study materials.

Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – International, open to:

  • All applicants with home addresses outwith Northern Ireland who have been offered a full-time place on the MSc in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies and have made a firm commitment to Ulster University during the admissions phase and who can demonstrate that their work post-study will impact on areas of conflict (post-/mid-conflict);
  • The Scholarship will be used in support of full fees and some living expenses. Please see the application form for details on the scholarship.

To download an application form for the Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – Local, click here.

To download an application form for the Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship – International, click here.

Please contact Janet Farren with any queries – je.farren@ulster.ac.uk

Previous Rotary Scholars

Garry Lynngarrylynn

From Omagh, County Tyrone. Prior to receiving the Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship to study Applied Peace and Conflict Studies at Incore I graduated from Ulster University with a First Class Honours Degree in Sociology with Psychology.

I am particularly interested in the Northern Ireland conflict, but have also spent a considerable amount of time studying the cases of South Africa, Israel-Palestine and Darfur. Specifically, my research interest centres around the various challenges of policing in post-conflict divided societies.

My undergraduate dissertation involved measuring public perception of the reformed Police Service of Northern Ireland, and my Masters thesis is a comparative analysis of police reform in Northern Ireland and South Africa.

 

Hugo Maguire

Garry Lynn, Hugo Maguire. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)

Garry Lynn, Hugo Maguire. (Photo: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University)

 

From Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh.  After graduating in July 2015 with a BA Degree in Politics from Queen’s University Belfast, I wanted to develop my specific interest in peacebuilding and conflict resolution in post conflict societies.

The Rotary Club of Londonderry Peace Scholarship has afforded me a unique opportunity to undertake this unique Master’s course in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies at INCORE and continue my research in this field.

Upon completion of this course I would hope that the impact of my work will be considerable on a number of fronts, however the area on which I would most like to make a lasting impression would relate to addressing the legacy of the past here in Northern Ireland, which has proven to be one of the most intractable aspects of Northern Ireland’s transition to peace.