Last Two Days to apply for Post Graduate Masters and Ph.D Scholarships in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Univesity of Otago

National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies
University of Otago

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Scholarships in Peace and Conflict Studies


Applications are invited for two three-year PhD scholarships from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago. The scholarships are available to both International and Domestic students.
The NCPACS is New Zealand’s first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It offers postgraduate programs at the Postgraduate 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.
The 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 Resolution
• Post Conflict Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Social Healing
The scholarships will be funded through the University of Otago and provide NZ$21,000 annually for up to 36 months (three years). The scholarships will cover tuition fees and provide a monthly stipend.
Please send a current curriculum vitae, a copy of your academic transcript, a statement of your proposed research* and contact details of at least two referees to:
Debbie Prysor (Office Manager)
Tel : +64 3 479 4546
Email: peaceandconflict@otago.ac.nz
Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities/ncpacs

Applications close: January 11th 2010


* Statement of Proposed Research should include the following:

1. Research Objectives

2 Research question

3 Summary of proposed methodology

4 Describe what is innovative/novel about the approach you are taking?

5 Information about others in your field in New Zealand or globally conducting similar research

6 Information regarding possible national or international collaboration on your research project?



National Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies
University of Otago

Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Scholarships in Peace and Conflict Studies
for International Students


Applications are invited from international students for three two-year Postgraduate Diploma/Masters scholarships.
The NCPACS is New Zealand’s first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. It offers postgraduate programs at the Postgraduate 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.
Scholarships will be awarded to candidates capable of reinforcing the following existing strengths of the Centre:

• Development and Peacebuilding
• Conflict Analysis, Mediation and Conflict Resolution
• Post Conflict Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Social Healing

The scholarships will be awarded to candidates wishing to pursue careers in peace and conflict research, policy and practice. Scholarships will be awarded on a basis of grade average at the undergraduate level with some recognition being given to candidates with development, peace work and/or conflict resolution experience.
The scholarships will be funded through the University of Otago and provide an annual stipend of NZ$10,000 for up to 24 months (two years). The scholarship will contribute towards (but not fully cover) tuition fees.
Please send your current curriculum vitae, a certified copy of your academic transcript, a statement of why you wish to study at the NCPACS and contact details of at least two referees to:
Debbie Prysor (Office Manager)
Tel : +64 3 479 4546
Email: peaceandconflict@otago.ac.nz
Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities/ncpacs

Applications close: January 11th 2010

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Comment by Ogara Collin on January 19, 2010 at 10:13am
hi their happy new year my name is collin in northern uganda working for Children of the world foundation a local initative for children, i have found refresher course very important in building local capacities and was thinking we could develop one with you support to support many local stakeholders involved in conflict and peace building please let me know what you think of the idea we can communicate on my profile on collin@cow-foundation.org
NB: i have 100% commitment to this cause
thank waiting for your timely response
regards. Collin Ogara
Comment by Elias Alemu Bedasso on January 11, 2010 at 6:40pm
Dear Prof Kevin P Clements
I appreciate all the events posted by Peace and collaborative Development Net work for they are though provoking.
I want to apply for one of the scholarships outlined by your esteemed. I have B.Ed in History and M.A in Social Anthropology/ a non thesis option/. I am very much interested in issues pertaining Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. I have also prepared a draft proposal on " Indegnouse Conflict Resolution Mechanisms of the 'Guraghe' of Souther Ethiopia" . This is to request your personal opinion that , Which one /of the 3 scholarships options/ are more convenient for my background.
Elias
Comment by Hamdi Abdi Elmi on January 11, 2010 at 10:32am
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Comment by Claude Shema Rutagengwa on January 10, 2010 at 9:21pm
Interesting Kevin.I have appreciated your lectures at SIT last summer,especially the excercise of dreaming about the future.It was amazing.
I would love to apply as soon as possible.My colleague from SIT(VT) Punam is joining University now.Amazing.
Stay in touch Kevin
Claude

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