Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame in USA, 2018

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The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is proud to announce PhD scholarship in the field of Peace Studies to study in the USA. The Kroc Institute provides PhD students full financial support in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and tuition scholarships, plus a stipend for living expenses for five years.

The aim of the fellowship is to provide full finance to the students.

Researchers at Notre Dame advance human understanding through research, scholarship, and creative endeavour in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing well in the world. Notre Dame Research supports and encourages innovation in more than twenty core facilities, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, global health, and much more, with faculty finding their homes in one of Notre Dame’s seven colleges or schools.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Graduates are fully credentialed in one of the six disciplines as well as in peace studies. They are prepared for positions in research and teaching — in anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, theology, or peace studies — and for contributions to peacebuilding practice.

Students apply for admission to one of these distinct yet related programs:

  • PhD in Anthropology & Peace Studies
  • PhD in History & Peace Studies
  • PhD in Political Science & Peace Studies
  • PhD in Psychology & Peace Studies
  • PhD in Sociology & Peace Studies
  • PhD in Theology & Peace Studies

Scholarship Award: The Kroc Institute provides PhD students full financial support in the form of fellowships, graduate assistantships, and tuition scholarships, plus a stipend for living expenses for five years. Students are trained in the research methodologies associated with one of the six disciplines and immersed in the questions and findings of interdisciplinary peace research. Incoming PhD students normally receive either a fellowship or assistantship that provides full tuition, plus a stipend for living expenses for five years, contingent upon satisfactory progress in the program. Living-expense stipends for the 2016-17 academic year are $21,500. Students receiving graduate assistantships are assigned to work either on faculty research projects or to assist faculty with teaching or professional peacebuilding. If students enter with advanced standing and transfer credits, the number of years of support may be less than five.

Funding may also be available, in full or in part, beyond five years when warranted. Additional funding may be available for summer travel to support research, although this is provided on a competitive basis and not available for all students every year.

The Kroc Institute encourages its graduate students to seek outside fellowships for financial support, both before arriving and after coming to campus. Such awards not only provide financial assistance but also act as formal recognition of the student’s accomplishments and promise.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Preferred applicants show high academic ability and demonstrated a long-term commitment to building peace and global justice. You must submit GRE scores and if English is not your first language, TOEFL scores. A master’s degree is not required, but it can strengthen your application.

Each of the six partner departments (anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and theology) has specific requirements for earning a dual Ph.D., while the requirements in peace studies are similar for all doctoral students. Doctoral students typically:

  • Meet course requirements and pass a comprehensive exam in one partner department as well as in peace studies
  • Take a minimum of 6 required peace studies course taught by Kroc Institute faculty as well as departmental courses with significant content relevant to peace studies
  • Study core peace studies literature and research design
  • Submit a peace studies article to a scholarly journal to be considered for publication
  • Submit at least one proposal to an external funding agency for doctoral research
  • Complete a teaching assistantship in “Introduction to Peace Studies”
  • Complete one or more research or teaching assistantships with Kroc Institute faculty engaged in scholarship related to the Institute’s research themes, and
  • Conduct dissertation research and writing under the guidance of Kroc faculty and fellows

Nationality: The US, as well as Non-US citizens, are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must submit GRE scores and if English is not your first language, TOEFL scores.

PhD Scholarships

How to Apply: The following materials are required to apply to the Ph.D. program:

  • University of Notre Dame Graduate School application
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Writing sample
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Verification of English Proficiency (for non-native speakers of English only)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for non-native speakers of English only)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

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