Sabtu, 15 Februari 2014

PhD Studentships in Humanitarian and Conflict Response - The University of Manchester

Project title: Humanitarian and Conflict Response
Anticipated start date for project: 1 October 2014
Closing date for applications: 1 April 2014
This structured PhD is inspired by the need to conduct rigorous, in-depth research and analysis on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical crises. It is driven by a desire to inform and support policy and decision makers (inc. World Health Organisation, Foreign Office), to optimise joint working between partner organisations, and to foster increased understanding and debate within the field of humanitarianism. We welcome applications from students wishing to study in one of the following areas:
  • The history of humanitarian relief from the 19th century onwards
  • Turkey, political violence, conflict theory and state formation
  • Performance and artistic responses to war and disaster
  • The politics of modern peacebuilding
  • Post-conflict governance in the third world
  • The history of population displacement from the 19th century onwards
  •  Emergency humanitarian assistance in conflict and catastrophe
  • Theory and empirical research concerning contemporary violent conflict
  • Theory and practice of conflict resolution
  • Militarism and the use of force in humanitarian interventions
  • Critical peace studies
  • Response, mitigation and preparedness for natural/man-made disasters
For further information on HCRI’s PhD programme please visit http://www.hcri.ac.uk/study/phd/index.htm
Qualifications applicants should have/expected to receive:
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. Along with other supporting documents, applications should include a 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.
Amount of funding available and eligibility:
2 Studentships available. Each award is £15,000 per annum and, subject to satisfactory progress, is tenable for 3 years.
For Home/EU students this will cover the payment of Home Tuition Fees annually, with the remainder of the award paid as a maintenance grant annually. For International students this will cover the International Tuition Fees annually, with the remainder of the award paid as a maintenance grant. Please see the HCRI PhD website for details of current fee levels.
International applicants may also apply for the HCRI Overseas Bursary. This is a competitive award which will provide an additional £8 000 maintenance stipend a year.
Contact for further information:
Informal enquiries should be sent to Dr. Rubina Jasani at rubina.jasani@manchester.ac.uk, HCRI’s Director of Post Graduate Research.
How to apply:
Firstly, you must apply to the HCRI PhD programme using the University’s standard online postgraduate application process, via the 'apply' button below.
Along with other supporting documents, applications should include a 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.
You have to indicate within the application that you want to be considered for the funding.    

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