International Studies

THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COMMITTEE of the Gilbert Murray Trust seeks to promote the study of the purposes and work of the United Nations with the help of travel scholarships, support for participation in UN-related short courses, conferences and summer schools, help for small personal research projects involving travel, supporting work with international organizations, and new initiatives in funding research which will at once benefit from and promote international collaboration.

It is with considerable regret that, in light of the current travel restrictions imposed in response to Covid-19, the 2020 competition for UN Study Awards has had to be cancelled. It is anticipated that the competition for the 2021 Awards will go ahead as normal.

Gilbert Murray UN Study Awards offered for 2020
1. The International Studies Committee of the Gilbert Murray Trust is offering up to 6 UN Study Awards of up to £1000 each for 2020. This Committee promotes the study of the purposes and work of the United Nations.

2. An applicant for an Award must be studying, or have studied, international relations at an institution of higher education in the United Kingdom. International relations is understood broadly and includes, for example, international law, security studies, peace studies, development studies, and global governance. However, it is essential that applications are relevant to the purposes and work of the United Nations.

3. An Award is only given to support a specific project (such as a research visit to the headquarters of an international organisation, or to a particular country, or a short course at an institution abroad) which will assist the applicant in his or her study of international relations. It should be emphasised that the UN Study Awards are not intended as general financial support for the study of international affairs.

4. Applications for a UN Study Award for 2020 open on 1 January 2020 and must be received by the Secretary of the International Studies Committee of the Gilbert Murray Trust (name and address below) not later than 5 April 2020.

5. Application should be by letter supported by the following documents:
a. a brief curriculum vitae
b. a brief statement of career intentions
c. a clear description of the project for which the Award is sought, with a breakdown of costs and the sources of additional funding, if required
d. an assessment by a person in a position to judge the applicant and his or her suitability for the Award

6. Applicants are requested to submit three paper copies of the letter of application and the supporting documentation.

Dr Jeremy Larkins
Honorary Secretary
International Studies Committee of the Gilbert Murray Trust
Department of Politics and International Relations
Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

(enquiries to j.larkins@gold.ac.uk)