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Charles DeBenedetti Prize in Peace History

The Peace History Society invites nominations for the Charles DeBenedetti Prize in Peace History, to be given to the author(s) of an an outstanding piece of English-language writing on peace history published during 1995 or 1996. Articles may cover such themes as: the history of peace movements; the response of individuals to peace and war issues; the relationship between peace movements and other reform-issues; comparative analyses; and quantitative studies.

Contact: Allen Smith, Peace History Society, 2939 Van Ness St, NW #121, Washington DC 20008.

DAAD Grants for Study Abroad

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service) has set up a new grants-programme as part of the Third Combined Special Programme for University Study run jointly by German central government and the regions. It offers particularly well-qualified up-and-coming post-doctoral researchers the chance to gain further qualifications abroad. The grants are available for any area of research in any part of the world.

Candidates must already have obtained a good doctorate, and applications must be made within a period not exceeding two years from receipt of the latter. The doctorate should, as a rule, have been obtained before the candidate's thirtieth birthday. Preference will be given to candidates who have not yet done any research abroad.

Grants are made for periods ranging from three to twelve months. Extension to a maximum period of twenty-four months is possible where the host-institution is prepared to make a substantial contribution to the costs for the second year.

Application forms and further information are available from the DAAD at the address below. The next deadlines for receipt of applications are 15 June and 15 November. Decisions will be made on the basis of the candidate's credentials and the quality and feasibility of the proposed project.

Contact: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Kennedyallee 50, D-53175 Bonn, Tel.: +49 (228) 882-384/418/497, Fax: +49 (228) 882 444.

Copenhagen Peace Research Institute

Government funds for the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI) are to be doubled between now and 1999, thus enabling the centre--based in the University of Copenhagen--to expand the work it has been doing since 1983.

In 1996, research focused on the following areas: (1) European security (director: Barry Buzan); (2) military restructuring, including non-offensive defence, conversion, and the use of international forces for peace-related ends (director: Bj[sinvcircumflex]rn M[sinvcircumflex]ller); (3) security in the Nordic and Baltic Sea area (acting director: Pertti Joenniemi). Additional areas covered in 1996-8 and 1997-8 are, respectively: (4) intra-state conflict: causes and peace strategies; and (5) global governance and the UN system (director in both cases:HŒkan Wiberg).

Three research posts will be available in these last two projects in autumn 1997 and 1998. Notification of grants for study at COPRI will also be made in autumn 1997. Anyone wishing to receive this or any other information about COPRI should write to the following address.

Contact: Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, Fredericiagade 18, DK-1310 K¿benhavn K, Tel.: +45 (3332) 6432, Fax: +45 (3332) 6554, e-mail: cffkjm@inet.uni-c.dk.

Peace Studies Association Award

From this year, the Peace Studies Association (PSA) will be acknowledging outstanding contributions to the field of peace studies with a yearly award, the first of which will be made at the joint conference of the PSA and COPRED on 7 June 1997 at the University of Georgetown.

Nominees for the award should fulfil some or all of the following conditions: (1) excellence in teaching and working with students; (2) original contributions to the field of peace studies; (3) significant contribution in research, education, or intervention in a conflict of significance and of current interest; (4) furthering the field of peace studies; (5) mentoring others who are in peace studies; (6) service in broad areas from the personal to the international/a global perspective; (7) synthesis of scholarship and activism.

Further details are available from the following address.

Contact: Andrew Murray, Director, Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA 16652, USA.

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