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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in International Relations

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in international relations at The University of Sydney. The initial contract for this position is three years. This position is closed on November 05, 2018.

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the ways in which efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism (CT/CVE) are being brought into alignment, or are creating tension with the United Nation’s Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.

a.This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD within the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. b.Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:

I.an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper);

II.a Master’s degree at high academic standard (e.g. conferred with Distinction) with a substantial research component;

III.an equivalent qualification in Politics/International Relations or a cognate Social Science discipline. c.Applicants must be willing to conduct research that engages with contemporary manifestations of the CT/CVE and WPS agendas in one or more locations. a.The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of: i.academic merit,

ii.area of study and research proposal,

iii.curriculum vitae,

iv.references from two academic referees, and

v.a cover letter which demonstrates the applicants: a.interest in the area of research,

b.potential to plan and complete the research in a timely fashion, and

c.potential to publish and co-publish research findings in leading disciplinary outlets, and

d.existing collaboration or contact with government and/or civil society organisations working in CT/CVE and/or WPS in Australia, Sweden or the United Kingdom. b.Applicants may be required to attend an interview. c.The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the nomination of the relevant research supervisor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.

A successful full-time PhD applicant will be provided an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months. A successful part-time PhD applicant will receive an annual stipend allowance equivalent to 50% of the full-time stipend rate.

For further information, please refer to the terms and conditions. Applications for this scholarship can be made through the Online Application Form.


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