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Applications open for CJRC Postgraduate Scholarships in Southern Criminology

The Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC), Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, is home to distinguished international researchers and is a leader in high-impact interdisciplinary criminological research. It publishes the successful Web of Science and Scimago recognised International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; hosts the most well attended biennial criminology conference in the global south and promotes a flourishing research culture. The CJRC is trailblazing new theoretical and epistemological horizons through its work in ‘Southern Criminology’ and to further this endeavour it will co-host the 2017 Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference with the Asian Criminological Society’s Annual Conference.

The Crime and Justice Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, therefore, invites applications for Postgraduate Scholarships in Southern Criminology.

The main purpose of the scholarships are to support the travel and attendance of domestic and international postgraduate students to the Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South: International Conference, July 2017.

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship of up to AU$1,000 to be used towards flights and accommodation to attend the postgraduate day and main conference in Cairns. Additionally, conference registrations fees will be waived for scholarship recipients.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be current PhD students, at least 12 months into their candidature.

Scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis that their abstracts demonstrate an engagement with the themes of the conference (i.e. southern criminology and crime and justice in the global south).

How to apply:

  • Submit an abstract of no more than 250 words for a paper you intend to present at the conference;
  • Include your full name, institution, email address and stage of candidature;
  • Send abstracts to by 31 March 2017.

For any queries about the postgraduate event at the conference, including expectations and requirements for student abstract submissions, please contact the postgrad-day convenor, Dr Bridget Harris:



    Dr Bridget Harris,
    Good Day,
    I am a current member of Asian Criminological Society; the current Dean of the College of Criminal Justice in the University of Cebu (Philippines); and the concurrent Program Chair of the MS CJ and PhD CJ programs.
    I wish to nominate 5 of my students in the PhD in Criminal Justice program to apply for the Postgraduate Scholarship in Southern Criminology. They are now Second Year in their PhD CJ and by next year, they will be recommended for graduation. Do we need to submit certification as to their enrollment?
    Thank you.

  2. Amy Gurd

    Hello, please see response below from Dr Bridget Harris:

    Dear Professor Sabijon,

    Thank you for your query and interest in Postgraduate Scholarships in Southern Criminology and Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South Conference. Certification of student enrolment is not required in the application and your students would be eligible to apply, based on their stage of candidature. We look forward to receiving applications from your students and hope to meet staff and students of the University of Cebu later this year.

    Kind regards,

  3. Madhuri Sharma

    I am student at University of Cincinnati doing my masters in criminal justice. Can I apply?

  4. Amy Gurd

    Hi Madhuri,
    Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply as these scholarships are for PhD students only.
    Amy Gurd.