Supporting research in peace and conflict studies

Supporting research in peace and conflict studies

December 2012 - present

Aotearoa New Zealand

The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University. Photograph by Adan Suazo.

Supporting research in peace and conflict studies

December 2012 - present

Aotearoa New Zealand

In 2012 Rei Foundation launched a programme of two PhD scholarships per year to study with the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) at Otago University. Open to both international and New Zealand candidates, the scholarships provide a stipend equivalent to the University of Otago scholarships, plus tuition fees, for three years.

This scholarship is designed to support those already working in conflict areas. The dedicated time and resources the funding provides allows scholars to identify a gap in the knowledge and address it with focused research.
Each candidate produces a thesis that has practical outcomes in the field of peace building.

Recipients of this scholarship have undertaken research in the fields of conflict resolution, peace building and education and judicial reform in a range of geopolitical contexts that include Afghanistan, Aotearoa New Zealand, Colombia, Fiji, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel and Palestine, and Myanmar.

Read more about Rei Foundation scholars and their research here.
Slider Image Rei Foundation peace scholar Dody Wibowo, from Indonesia. Photograph by Adan Suazo.
Rei Foundation peace scholar Dody Wibowo, from Indonesia. Photograph by Adan Suazo.
Slider Image Rei Foundation scholar Alejandra Del Pilar Ortiz-Ayala works with soldiers from the state army in Colombia.
Rei Foundation scholar Alejandra Del Pilar Ortiz-Ayala works with soldiers from the state army in Colombia.
Rei Foundation PhD scholarships are open to both international and Aotearoa applicants who have a minimum of two years’ work experience in the field of conflict/peace related issues.
Applicants must have a practice and/or policy background and a commitment to pursuing projects that build on the existing strengths of the Centre after graduation.

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