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John and Pat Hume Foundation Fellowship

Considered by many as the architect of Northern Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement, throughout his life John Hume championed the politics of persuasion and respect, which was recognized in his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1998. John and Pat Hume’s work has changed the lives of people in myriad ways. From John’s early days as the youngest ever President of the Irish League of Credit Unions, to their tireless constituency work in the streets of Derry — from first steps into the corridors of power in Westminster, to forging alliances in Washington and Brussels, everything stemmed from the simple truths that guided and sustained their vision for peaceful change.

The John and Pat Hume Foundation Fellowship will fund the graduate research of exceptional candidates whose research exemplifies the life and legacy of John Hume by contributing to good relations between Ireland north and south, and between Ireland and Britain. Candidates’ work should  be reflective of John Hume’s inclusive, collaborative and international approach, exemplified in John’s willingness to seek partnerships both at home and abroad, as a means of bringing about peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland. Research may focus on Northern Ireland or on topics related to peace and reconciliation in Ireland or elsewhere.

2024 Hume Fellowship Selection Committee:

Kelly Matthews, ACIS Past-President
Malachy Ó Néill, Director of Regional Engagement
Mo Hume, Professor of Latin American Politics, University of Glasgow
Paul Arthur, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies, and Hume Foundation Board member

Application materials include a 2-3 page application letter (with a description of the research project and a statement of purpose), a CV, and two letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded as Word documents or PDFs via the submission portals below. (Letters of recommendations should be submitted separately by the recommenders here).

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