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calendar_month 22 Aug 2007, 00:00
Scholarship / Financial aid: undefined

Deadline: 3 September 2007

Open to: Masters Degrees in the social sciences or humanities

Announcement follows:

The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and the Institute for Risk Management and Societal Safety, University of Stavanger are strengthening risk research and will soon start a large project on the social determination of risk with an application to critical infrastructure and mass transportation protection in the Norwegian civil aviation sector.

The research will include two PhD projects, one with focus on developing a social theory of risk assessment (PRIO), the other with focus on societal security and risk management in the Norwegian setting (University of Stavanger).

The second PhD fellowship, based at the University of Stavanger, will be announced later in the Autumn.

Minimum requirements are Masters Degree in the social sciences or humanities with specialization in social or political theory, or a related field.

The PhD candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of other researchers working on related aspects of risk determination in Norway. The positions give the opportunity to work in a leading international research environments and to contribute to an important new area of research.

The full announcement text and project description is available from project leader J. Peter Burgess ( ) +47 22 54 77 00.