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CfA: Three-year PhD scholarship on the politics of international state-building

February 26, 2014

Applications are sought for a fully funded three-year PhD scholarship. The scholarship is available to work at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University (Australia) under the supervision of Dr Shahar Hameiri (, currently collaborating with Professor Caroline Hughes (Bradford University, UK)on a project entitled, ‘The Politics of Public Administration Reform: Capacity Development and Ideological Contestation in International State-building’, funded by the Australian Research Council.

Applications are invited for candidates with similar or complementary research interests, particularly in areas relating to international state-building and/or the politics of development aid. An empirical focus on Asia and/or the Pacific Islands is essential.

The successful candidate will be based at Murdoch University's Asia Research Centre in Perth, Australia, which has a strong concentration of scholars with specialist research expertise on Southeast Asian politics and societies, and the politics of development, as well as a large and vibrant cohort of PhD students. The Centre holds workshops, seminars and conferences that further enrich the intellectual climate on offer to the successful candidate. For details of the Centre's researchers and activities see

The three-year scholarship carries a stipend of A$23,728 per annum plus some fieldwork and conference attendance support.

Please email all applications or relevant enquiries to Dr Shahar Hameiri ( Applications should include a thesis proposal, following the guidelines on the Asia Research Centre website and a current academic curriculum vita. These can be submitted at any time before and up to 14 March 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to start in the second semester of this year from 1 July 2014, but the starting date is partly negotiable.