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9 July 2012

The Trust is delighted to announce that it is sponsoring a fellowship in memory of the late Professor Paul Wilkinson CBE, for research to be pursued into the causes of or repsonses to terrorism.  The fellowship will be for the amount of £10,000, to sponsor someone to pursue research during the calendar year 2013, and with the researcher being affiliated to the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews.  Research in the field of cyber-terrorism may be of particular interest.  Applications should be sent electronically to Gillian Duncan (gm39@st-andrews.ac.uk), by 31 August 2012, and should consist of the following:  a 500-word statement regarding the focus, nature and aims of the research;  a curriculum vitae; and references from two academic referees.  The successful application will be chosen on the basis of the academic record of the applicant, the feasibility and importance of the research, and the strength of the referees' endorsement.  

18 June 2012

In May the Trustees announced the creation of the Professor Paul Wilkinson Memorial Fellowship which will the awarded this year to fund research on terrorism causes or responses.  Candidates will be selected by Professor RIchard English, the Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews.

21 May 2012

This consultation at St George's House, Windsor Castle, will look in detail at emerging trends in extremism and terrorism over the next  five to ten years and the implications for the security of the UK.  It will be chaired by Sir David Omand and has been generously sponsored by the Airey Neave Trust and Airwave.

21 May 2012

The Trust continues to sponsor Dr Alex Braithwaite of UCL whose research project is entitled "The Territorial Motivations of Terrorist Organisations"

21 May 2012

The Trust has sponsored Mr Jastine Mironga of the International Centre for Policy and Conflict in Kenya so that he can attend the 30th Annual International Human RIghts Training Programme in Montreal IN June 2012.  Jastine was one of 120 participants picked from over 900 applicants and our contribution to his fees meant that he then received further sponsorship from the ICPC and from Equitas and was thus in a position to apply for a visa and confirm his place on the programme.