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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

[Australia] PhD Scholarships in Terrorism Studies - University of Wollongong Australia

3 PhD Scholarships in Terrorism Studies Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention

New South Wales, Australia

Up to three Higher Degree Research (HDR) Tuition Fee Scholarships and University Postgraduate Awards are available for students to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the area of terrorism studies and/or transnational crime prevention. Candidates will be based at the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CTCP), University of Wollongong, Australia (

Applications are invited from candidates with backgrounds in a range of relevant academic disciplines, including international relations, criminology, psychology, law, policing, political science, strategic studies, and other related fields.

Topics of particular interest include but are NOT limited to:

• The nexus between terrorism and transnational crime
• The relationship between terrorism and other forms of political violence
• The relationship between terrorism and counterterrorism
• Regional perspectives and case studies


Applicants must provide a thesis proposal in which they identify an original research topic, convincingly argue its relevance and contribution, and demonstrate how they will examine the given issue in a systematic way.

• Applicants must meet the admission and English language requirements (for international students) set by the University of Wollongong.
• In order to be eligible for the scholarships applicants must commence their studies by August 2008.

Desirable: Working knowledge of a foreign language, field experience

Scholarship Details: The HDR Tuition Fee Scholarship will cover international student tuition fees (currently A$19,000 per year). In addition, scholarship holders will receive a University Postgraduate Award (stipend is A$19,616 for 3 years. Stipend is indexed each year).

Application Closing Date: Priority deadline for applications is 28 February 2008 for commencement by August 2008. Late applications may be considered depending on availability.

Further information:

For an application form go to

or for further details contact
Dr Adam Dolnik,
Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention,
University of Wollongong.
Email -,
Phone - +612 4221 3255

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