PhD Scholarship, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Global Future Charitable Trust/NCPACS

PhD Scholarships 2014-2016


National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies

University of Otago, New Zealand



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 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 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 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 2014-2016’ in the subject line to the email address given below. 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. Send to:                                                      

The Administrator, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Tel +64 3 479 4546

Email: peaceandconflict(at)



                                          Applications close: Friday 30 August 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 PhD programme to apply and look forward to welcoming the successful candidates into the programme in 2014.


Professor Kevin P Clements

Director, NCPACS

Tags: 2014, New, Otago, PhD, Zealand, scholarship

Views: 5980

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

this is a great opportunity, i look forward to being part of the prog.

This is a really great opportunity . and I want to become part of this program. 

This sounds very interesting, its my wish to be part of this program.

Dear Sir,

Greetings from Peace Channel!

I take this opportunity to thank you for giving us the opportunity to apply for the PhD Scholarship. Sorry for the delay in applying.

I am C.P.Anto, a doctoral student in Nagaland University, India, on "Traditional and Modern Conflict Transformation Methods: A Case Study in Nagaland". Nagaland is a part of North East India. This part of the country is a conflcit torn area of the region. 

Thanking you and praying for you.


how did I miss this? Would have loved to be part of it. is it absolutely too late?
how did I miss this? Would have loved to be part of it. is it absolutely too late?
It is annoying when you find your favorite program later to its deadline. :(


Sponsored Link

Please Pay What You Can to Support PCDN

Please consider Paying What You Can to help PCDN grow. We encourage you to consider any amount from $1 and up. Read the SUPPORT page prior to making a payment to see PCDN's impact and how your payment will help.

Sponsored Link

Translate This Page


PCDN Guidelines and Share Pages

By using this site you're agreeing to the terms of use as outlined in the community guidelines (in particular PCDN is an open network indexed by Google and users should review the privacy options). Please note individual requests for funding or jobs are NOT permitted on the network.

Click BELOW to share site resources Bookmark and Share
or Share on LINKEDIN




© 2016   Created by Craig Zelizer.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service