The Giancarlo Ramaioli Scholarship Fund 2022-2024

Activelink grew out of a project that Giancarlo Ramaioli began in 1999. Over time, Giancarlo, together with Hyperlink, built Activelink into a leading online resource for the community and voluntary sector.  Giancarlo passed away in 2009. Activelink continues to grow guided by Giancarlo’s vision and we have now established a biennial scholarship fund in his memory.

The Fund established a relationship with Social Justice Ireland and South East Technological University, Waterford whereby it finances two scholarships on their MA in Social Justice and Public Policy programme. Each scholarship is worth €10,000, which covers SETU’s fees and gives the scholar a stipend to cover their basic expenses.

The MA in Social Justice and Public Policy is a two-year part-time programme, taught from Dublin, which gives students a unique opportunity to develop a theoretical framework and the deep capacity for analysis, understanding, knowledge, skills and practices needed to engage meaningfully in social change towards a more just and inclusive society focusing particularly on influencing public policy.

There are two steps in applying for these scholarships:

1. Application to SETU for acceptance to the MA programme

Applications for this programme are made online by going to (Code WD595).

To be accepted onto this programme:

  • Applicants for the MA in Social Justice and Public Policy should hold a minimum of an NFQ Honours degree in any area of the Humanities, Economics or Social Sciences. Candidates should normally have previous relevant experience and are expected to be working in a paid or voluntary capacity in the area.
  • Applicants who do not hold the standard qualifying NFQ Level 8 qualification criteria, but have relevant work experience and study may be considered for admission to the programme under the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process and subject to an interview.

2. Application to Social Justice Ireland for the scholarship

Applicants for the scholarship should also write to providing a short outline of qualifications and experience together with a note setting out why they wish to do this MA programme. Applicants are required to complete and submit their application by 18th July 2022. Applications for the scholarships will be accepted from candidates living in Ireland who can satisfy the eligibility criteria for this master’s programme.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants for the scholarship must apply directly to South East Technological University, Waterford for admission to the MA programme and send an application for the scholarship to Social Justice Ireland.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
17th May, 2022
Nationwide / Dublin
Expiry Date
18th Jul, 2022