PhD Scholarship: Cultural and social histories of war

Monday, 25 September 2017

There is a scholarship opportunity in the Centre for the History of Violence in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle for a PhD Research Student to study the cultural and social histories of war under the supervision of Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen.

Applications are invited for candidates wishing to pursue doctoral studies in the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

The successful candidate will have a first-class honours degree or a Masters in History, and a developed research project in the cultural and social histories of war (including gender and war; the memorialisation, legacies and aftermaths of warfare; or wartime medicine, psychiatry and trauma) or a project conceptualising the history of violence.

More information about UoN and the Centre for the History of Violence is available here.


Scholarship Value: $26,682 p.a. (2017 rate), indexed in January each year. The scholarship is for a period of three years, with the possibility of a six-month extension. A relocation and establishment allowance of up to $1,500 is also available.


Minimum eligibility criteria is a GPA of at least 5.25 out of 7, English Proficiency, Honours Class One or equivalent. This Scholarship is open to domestic and international students.


Expressions of interest, comprising a research proposal (maximum 1000 words), a one page CV and the contact details of two referees, should be sent to Dr Roberts-Pedersen ( by 31 October 2017.

Visit the higher degree by research scholarships website for further information about eligibility criteria (

Contact: Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen
Ph: +61 2 4921 6619

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31st October 2017

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