Scholarship details

Funding Body:

University of Sydney


PhD Scholarship in International Conflict

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences


Postgraduate Research


A full-time postgraduate scholarship commencing in Semester 2, 2010  is available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake research leading to a PhD in international conflict.  The project will investigate the roles of norms, political culture, values, and/or similar factors in patterns of interstate conflict across different regions of the world. The research will be complementary to, and in close interaction with, an ARC-funded project on the role of political institutions in regional conflict dynamics. 


Applicant should have a strong Honours degree, and/or master’s qualifications in political science or related field. Applicants should have a particular interest in theories of international conflict, and strong skills in qualitative social science research methods. Local and international students can apply however tuition fees payable by international students are not covered by this scholarship.

Amount awarded:

The scholarship is valued at $25,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. 

Application guide:

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Benjamin Goldsmith, Department of Government & International Relations, Merewether H04, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: 02 9351 3748, E-mail:  Applications should be sent directly to Dr. Goldsmith at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

Closing date:

31 March 2010