2012 PhD Scholarship on Electoral Integrity at University of Sydney, Australia

University of Sydney offers PhD Scholarship in the field of Humanities & Social Sciences, Electoral Integrity for Australian citizens, Australia 2012

Study Subject(s):Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Level:Postgraduate Research
Scholarship Provider: University of Sydney
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

-A first class honors bachelor degree from an Australian University or a Masters degree or equivalent) in Political Science or a relevant related field is required
-Familiarity with use of standard statistical packages
-Research interests in the study of comparative politics
-Strong research motivation, analytical and communication skills, oral, statistical, and written
-Ability to set priorities, work flexibly under pressure, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines
-Capacity for personal independence, initiative and creativity
-Ability to collaborate in teams
-Willingness to travel internationally and work in a multicultural context
-Excellent English is essential
-Some knowledge of other languages is highly desirable
-Skills in editing, writing and research.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: The five-year Electoral Integrity Project, which starts in mid-2012, is based at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. It has been generously supported by the Australian Research Council Laureate Award, as well as by grants from the University of Sydney, International IDEA, and at Harvard University by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Harvard Committee on Australian Studies, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.These positions will form part of a team conducting research for the electoral integrity project, working under the supervision of the Project Director and the Project Manager; The successful applicants will be expected to undertake their thesis within the scope of the project and to assist in data collection tasks that will also form the basis of their own thesis; Fulfilling the requirements for the PhD degree at the University of Sydney, including writing a thesis research topic of 70,000-100,000 words on an approved topic derived from the project, under the supervision of a graduate committee consisting of the Project Director, Project Manager and one other academic adviser.

How to Apply: By Electronically

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 August 2012

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