Global Future   Charitable Trust/NCPACS

PhD Scholarships 2013-2016


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 programs 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 peacebuilding. It is a  post graduate theory, research and practice centre, located within the Division of Humanities. Our aim is to provide  Ph.D 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 Sth Asia.

Scholarships will be awarded to candidates capable of reinforcing the following existing strengths of the Centre:

  • Development and Peace Building
  • Conflict Analysis, Mediation and Conflict Transformation
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction: Transitional Justice Reconciliation and Social Healing.
  • Peace Education
  • Critical Terrorism 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  cover tuition fees .

The scholarships are available to both International and Domestic students.If you are interested in applying  please send an up-to-date curriculum vitae, academic record, statement of your proposed research and contact details of at least two referees to:                                                           

Professor Richard Jackson, (Director of Research)

Tel +64 3 471 6461




                                          Applications close: January 20th 2013


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 Ph.D at the University of Otago  to apply and look forward to welcoming the successful candidates into the programme in 2013.


Professor Kevin P Clements

Director, NCPACS.


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I would like to know if international students who are not based in NZ are allowed to apply and would research for the programme restricted to the regional foci mentioned above?


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