Friday, July 4, 2014

PhD scholarships 2015, National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies University of Otago, New Zealand

Global Future Charitable Trust/NCPACS

PhD Scholarships 2015-2017


National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies

University of Otago



Applications are invited for two 3-year PhD scholarships in the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago. These have been funded by the Global Future Charitable Trust.

The NCPACS is New Zealand's first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of non-violence, development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It offers postgraduate programmes at the Masters and PhD level; conducts high-level research on the causes of violent conflict and the conditions for sustainable peace, and provides training, evaluation expertise, and expert advice to government and non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian intervention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. It is a postgraduate theory, research and practice centre, located within the Division of Humanities. Our aim is to provide PhD graduates with the most advanced theoretical insight into the origins and management of violent conflict as well as skills for dealing with that in their future academic or practical work. Our regional foci are Aotearoa –New Zealand, Oceania, East, South East and South Asia.

Applicants pursuing projects which build on the following existing strengths of the Centre are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Development and Peace Building
  • Nonviolent movements and Pacifism
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction: Transitional Justice, Reconciliation and Social Healing
  • Peace Education
  • Critical Peace Studies
  • Arms Control and Disarmament

The scholarships will be funded through the University of Otago and provide an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 for up to 36 months (3 years)*

  • Please note the scholarships will also cover tuition fees.

The scholarships are available to both International and Domestic students. If you are interested in applying please send an email with 'GFCT/NCPACS PhD Scholarships 2015-2017' in the subject line to the email address given below. Please attach to your email all of the following items: an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts, a Research Proposal 5-10 pages in length and two Letters of Reference. Send to:                                                

The Administrator, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Tel +64 3 479 4546




                                          Applications close: Friday 15 August 2014


We are looking for applications from all over the world in order to ensure that our Centre reflects our global community.  I urge anyone who meets the academic requirements for admission to the PhD programme to apply and look forward to welcoming the successful candidates into the programme in 2015.


Professor Kevin P Clements

Director, NCPACS

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