John J Sweeney Scholarship at Ulster University

The John J Sweeney Scholarship for 2017/18 academic year is now open for applications. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is midnight (GMT) on 19 July 2017. 

Application Form can be downloaded here.


The John J Sweeney Scholarship is based at the world-renowned International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at Ulster University, and supports students enrolled to study full-time on the MSc in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies, based on the Jordanstown campus (Belfast).

This scholarship is generously supported by funds raised by the AFL-CIO, the American Labor community, business and civic organizations, and individuals. This special scholarship is named in honour of AFL-CIO President Emeritus John J. Sweeney, the son of Irish immigrants, who dedicated his life to advancing the well-being of working people, making outstanding contributions to working people both in the US and internationally which will live on for years to come.

The Scholarship has a value of $20,000 and must be used towards the Scholar’s tuition fees with any balance remaining being provided to the Scholar on successful progression to the MSc stage.  This balance may be used to purchase study materials/equipment, support course-related activities and/or in support of the Scholar’s living expenses and travel costs.