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Global Future Charitable Trust-NCPACS PhD Scholarships at University of Otago

University of Otago

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago is inviting applications for PhD scholarships in Peace and Conflict Studies. The scholarship holders will receive an annual stipend of NZ$25,000 for up to 36 months (3 years). Scholarships will cover tuition fees.

About Scholarship: 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, peace building and conflict transformation. It offers postgraduate programmes at the Post Graduate Diploma, 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 peace building.

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. 

Study: Peace and Conflict Studies
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree in the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago.
Scholarship by: Global Future Charitable Trust
Location: New Zealand 

Eligibility: The scholarships are available to both International and Domestic students. 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 

Scholarship Open for: Domestic and international students except Canada can apply for these scholarships. 

Duration: Scholarships are offered for two- 3 year.

Value: 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). Scholarships will cover tuition fees. 

Apply: If you are interested in applying please send an email with ‘GFCT/NCPACS PhD Scholarships 2014-2016’ in the subject line to the email address by post. Please attach to your email 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.

Deadline: 30 August 2013

Further Information: http://www.otago.ac.nz/ncpacs/

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