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The School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice offers a limited number of funding opportunities for taught Masters and research programmes within the School. Available funding programmes are:


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The Mary Kelly* Equality Studies Scholarship


The Mary Kelly Equality Studies Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the Masters/Graduate Diploma in Equality Studies who has an outstanding record of activism for equality and social justice.  

The €1,000 award is open to either national or international part-time or full-time students commencing study in September 2016. All successful first-time-entrants to the Equality Studies Masters/Graduate Diploma in 2016 are eligible to apply if they have been actively involved in work (paid or unpaid) to promote equality and social justice.

If you are interested in being considered for the award, please send:

(1) A hardcopy statement of eligibility (max length 2 pages) to Elizabeth Hassell, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 by post;

(2) An electronic copy of (1) above by email to  ;

(3) Please attach your Masters/Graduate Diploma application and your course acceptance letter with the statement.

(4) You must have completed your registration online including payment of at least the first installment of the course fee. Applications from students who have not completed the registration process cannot be considered.

The final date for receipt of applications (both hard and electronic copies) is 5pm on Friday October 14th 2016. Late applications will not be considered.

*Dr Mary Kelly of the Sociology Department in UCD played a founding role in establishing the Equality Studies Centre at UCD. This annual award has been established in her memory to honour her contribution and commitment to equality and social justice.