HCRI PhD Project Area: Emerging Donors in Peacebuilding
State Date September 2013
Duration of Award 4 years
Nature of Award Students are invited to apply for ESRC and PDS competitions details of which
can be found at
Deadline Various, please see above webpage for deadlines
Research Project & Supervision
The HCRI is accepting applications for doctoral research projects which focus on critical explorations of the aims, roles, and goals of one or several of the new and emerging donors in peacebuilding, and the tensions that exist with the existing liberal peace/ neoliberal statebuilding model (if any). Case studies are open, but this project will also involve looking at how such actors engage with existing institutions, actors, and programmes, what their priorities for reform may be, and any ulterior motives behind such engagements. In particular, we would be interested in projects that plan to interrogate these emerging dynamics in international peacebuilding from local perspectives. The successful applicant will study under the supervision of Prof. Oliver Richmond.
For further information on HCRI’s PhD programme please visit
How to Apply
Applicants must apply using the University’s standard online postgraduate application process at this link http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/researchdegrees/researchde...
Deadlines and instructions for funding opportunities should be consulted by visiting
Applicants for the studentship should hold or be expecting a First Class degree award, and/or a
Distinction in a related Masters degree. Applicants who hold a good 2:1 in their first degree will be
considered on merit. Applicants should include full details of any teaching experience or areas of
expertise on their application form. Applications should include a 500 - 1000 word research statement detailing the research they plan to conduct in reference to the project area. A minimum of 2 letters of reference must also be received by the deadline.
Any enquiries relating specifically to the submission of applications should be directed to Dr Jenny
Peterson, HCRI Director of Postgraduate Research jenny.h.peterson(at)manchester.ac.uk. Queries
regarding the research project area should be directed to Prof. Oliver Richmond