[TimorLesteStudies] Georg Zundel PhD Grant for Social Sciences 2009

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Tue Jan 6 13:42:05 EST 2009

The Georg Zundel PhD Research Grant
available at the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies, Berlin, Germany

"Berghof Conflict Research" (BCR) is offering opportunities for supervised
PhD social science research starting in 2009, on topics related to BCR's
programme areas. Full two year grants are available. Research and thesis
should be conducted and written in English. 

BCR, the research centre of the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies, was
founded in Berlin in 1993. It is one of Europe's leading institutions
conducting action research in the fields of conflict transformation and

"The Georg Zundel PhD Research Grant" is available to students from any
country who:
. Have an excellent university or university college degree, and are
eligible for PhD studies in Europe . Have extensive academic knowledge or
practical experience in themes and areas of conflict transformation and
peacebuilding . Show excellent command of written English . Submit a
proposal for an original research project connected to one of BCR's three
programme areas:
- Dealing with the past, peacebuilding and reconciliation in post-conflict
- The transition of non-state armed groups to political actors
- The interaction of state and non-state actors in conflict transformation
processes . Are highly motivated to engage actively in the BCR research

Further information on BCR's work is available online at
www.berghof-center.org and www.berghof-handbook.net. 

We offer:
. Financial support. "The Georg Zundel PhD Research Grant" includes EUR
1,000 per month, plus health insurance and support for travel and research
costs . Professional supervision (primary or secondary) by the BCR director
. An individual workstation, including free access to BCR research resources
. Active engagement with the BCR team and activities

Applications, including a research outline (maximum 6 pages), references,
CV, and supporting documents should be sent to
researchgrant at berghof-center.org by 31 March 2009.

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