The Understanding Conflict Research Cluster is open to widening the circle of those involved in its work.
There are a number of different ways to participate, whether as an individual researcher, a group or an institution. These range from attendance at Cluster events, to becoming a Member or a Visiting or Affiliated Researcher, applying for postgraduate and postdoctoral study, and establishing a collaborative partnership.
- Attendance at forthcoming events: The Cluster has organised a variety of events that are open to all in including conferences, symposia, workshops, and public events.
- Becoming a Researcher Member: If you would like to become a member, please e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org> with details of your research and its relevance to the Cluster's themes and aims. We welcome applications from University of Brighton staff and doctoral researchers, and doctoral researchers from other institutions.
- Proposals for partnership and collaboration: Through public events and inclusive activities, the Understanding Conflict research cluster collaborates with a wide variety of local, national and international organisations and communities. We are continually developing connections with external partners and welcome proposals from academics, students, practitioners, curators and exhibitors who are working in the field of understanding violent conflict.
- PhD Studentships: As we are committed to developing avowedly interdisciplinary understandings of the many facets of violence, our PhD students (currently 34, including 10 studentships awarded to the cluster by the University of Brighton in 2013/2014) work collaboratively both on their specific research topics and on broader issues in order to help further both the cluster's scholarly reputation and its public impact.