- Regional integration and its challenges, both in terms of security and economic growth;
- The growth of participatory democracy in Southeast Asia and its links to transnational cooperation and freedom of information;
- Diplomacy and international affairs connected to issues of conservation and climate change;
- Territorial issues and disputes, and their transnational dimensions, including dimensions outside the region itself;
- Limited sovereignty and norms for international intervention - atrocities, human rights violations and state breakdown;
- Handling the threat of international terror.
LSE IDEAS Southeast Asia International Affairs PhD studentships
For 2010 entry, LSE IDEAS is offering two full scholarships for PhD students in the field of politics, security and international affairs in Southeast Asia. The scholarships cover all fees and an annual stipend for two years. Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.
There is no separate application form for these awards. However, if you wish to be considered for an award, you must hold an offer for a place at LSE by 12 June, 2010.
As we only receive fully completed applications into the departments, you should be thinking of applying in good time for this (to allow for collation of references, etc. which cause delay). Therefore the deadline for these applications is 1 May, 2010
The award will be made solely on outstanding academic merit and research potential with annual renewal subject to satisfactory academic performance at the School. This relates not only to your past academic record, but also to an assessment of your chosen topic and to your likely aptitude to complete a PhD. The recipients will be expected to carry out a small amount of administrative assistance at IDEAS as part of the tenure of the scholarship.
We aim to notify the successful applicants by 30 June 2010.
Enquiries about these awards should be directed to Dr Svetozar Rajak in LSE IDEAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Given how expensive London can be--believe me, I am learning about it, having all expenses paid for two years is a really sweet deal. Note that LSE IDEAS won't be paying for the third year, however. Still, an LSE PhD is pretty much as good as it gets as far as UK social science degrees are concerned.
If you're thinking of doing an IR, IPE or history PhD focussed on Southeast Asia, applying to this is a no-brainer, IMHO. Heck, you may even meet up with some weirdo IPE bloggers ;-)