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Scholarships in Peace Studies

Adam Curle & James O'Connell Scholarship

Students who have been awarded a scholarship or funding from an awarding body are not eligible for this bursary. However, we are prepared to consider applications if there are exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility: These scholarships are normally opened to students who have been offered a place on an undergraduate course offered by the Division of Peace Studies. However, we are making an exception in this academic year and we are willing to consider applications from students who have already started on the course. This will only be open to Level One students.

Criteria: Successful applications will be able to show:

  1. An ability and motivation to undertake and complete excellent work.
  2. Breadth and scope of extra-curricular activities.
  3. Potential to take on leadership roles within the Division.
  4. Commitment to working for a better world

Applicants will be required to write a 500 – 1,000 word essay on the following question: Why do you want to study for a degree in the Division of Peace Studies? (Include relevant experiences and activities). Please email your essay to our Undergraduate Admissions Tutor Donna Pankhurst

Value: £1,000 awarded at the start of each academic year, for a total period of three years. This amount can be used towards either Maintenance fees or tuition fees. This will only apply to on-campus and will exclude overseas exchange/diploma programmes.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 July 2017

Please contact Course enquiries for more information. 

The William H. Allchin and Thomas J. Quinn Bursaries for Masters' students

This scholarship is only available to overseas applicants from outside of the European Union. Students who have been awarded a scholarship or funding from an awarding body are not eligible for this bursary. However, we are prepared to consider applications if there are exceptional circumstances.

  • Two MA scholarships to be awarded annually
  • Covers half of tuition fees 

Criteria: We particularly welcome applications from students that have faced hardship in the course of their MA studies and / or whom have made a contribution to the life of Peace Studies during their period of study with us at the University of Bradford.

There is no application form. Applicants are encouraged to supply a one side (A4) outline of why they merit this support and a brief biography that can be made available to the Trustees in the event the application is successful.

Pictured above are Thomas Quinn (left) and William Allchin (right)

William H Allchin was a British psychiatrist and author. Thomas J Quinn was an American citizen, who moved to the UK in the 1950s to lecture in Film and Theatre Studies. Both men served in the Second World War, were Quakers and committed peace activists. William Allchin was a prisoner of war, working on the Burma railway. It was his experience of the infamous camps which formed his activism. As such, he dedicated his life to the care of the young and to the search for peace and justice. Author of Let Your Peaceful Heart Speak, And Yet Again Forgive, and A Turmoil of Fragile Hearts, he wrote: 

"The experience of the camps helped us to perceive a little more clearly the true and universal dimensions of the human family, and that none can fare well, either materially or morally, unless the welfare of all is properly provided for."

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31st July 2017

fss-psid@bradford.ac.uk

Please note: you must hold an offer to apply for one of these bursaries

Gerald Hodgett Bursary

Students who have been awarded a scholarship or funding from an awarding body are not eligible for this bursary. However, we are prepared to consider applications if there are exceptional circumstances.

  • UG, MA & PHD Students

Eligibility: This bursary is available to all students, both at undergraduate level and postgraduate level including PhD students, registered on any of the programmes offered by the Division of Peace Studies.

Purpose: Purpose of the bursary is to enable 5 of our current students, who are in financial need, to fund an aspect of their studies that is not an essential requirement to their course but which adds significant value to their learning experience, e.g. attending a conference, taking up an internship placement or going on a Study trip organised by the Division.

Value of Award: 5 bursaries up to £1,000 each.

Criteria: Applicants must submit a 500 word statement outlining their case as to why they should be considered for this bursary. We will be looking for evidence of need and relevance to their degree course.

Applicants must be able to provide supporting evidence to confirm that they have been accepted on a study visit/internship placement/research field visit/conference. If this bursary is used to fund a student’s attendance to a conference then evidence must be provided to show that their paper has been accepted.

Successful applicants will be required to produce receipts to the Division upon their return.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17th March 2017

Please email your statement to fss-psid@bradford.ac.uk

Christopher Gibbs Prize Award

Students who have been awarded a scholarship or funding from an awarding body are not eligible for this bursary. However, we are prepared to consider applications if there are exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility: Any current undergraduate student registered on any of the programmes offered by the Division of Peace Studies. There is one scholarship available per academic year.

Value of Prize: The author of the strongest essay will be awarded £1,000

Applicants are required to write and submit a 2,500 word essay answering one of the questions below:

a) Is the world getting more peaceful? 

b) Why are we not able to end poverty?

DEADLINE: Tuesday 17th March 2015

Please email your essay to fss-psid@bradford.ac.uk

Paul McKee Bursary

Students who have been awarded a scholarship or funding from an awarding body are not eligible for this bursary. However, we are prepared to consider applications if there are exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility: This bursary is available to all current students, both at undergraduate level and postgraduate level including PhD students, registered on any of the programmes offered by the Division of Peace Studies. The maximum amount payable per application is £500.

This is a Bursary that was specifically set up to help students experiencing particular hardships. As such applications can be made at any point of the academic year by any student registered on any of the programmes offered by the Division of Peace Studies. Each application will be given full consideration by the Committee and will be considered on its own merits.

Applicants are required to submit a statement outlining in as much detail as possible the reasons for their request for this bursary.

NO DEADLINE

Please send your statement to fss-psid@bradford.ac.uk

Soroptimist Bursary

Students who have been awarded a scholarship or funding from an awarding body are not eligible for this bursary. However, we are prepared to consider applications if there are exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility:This bursary is available to all current female students, both at undergraduate level and postgraduate level including PhD students, registered on any of the programmes offered by the Division of Peace Studies. The maximum amount payable per application is £450.

This is a Bursary that was specifically set up to help female students experiencing particular hardships. As such applications can be made at any point of the academic year by any female student registered on any of the programmes offered by the Division of Peace Studies. Each application will be given full consideration by the Committee and will be considered on its own merits. 

Applicants are required to submit a statement outlining in as much detail as possible the reasons for their request for this bursary.

Please email your statement to fss-psid@bradford.ac.uk