USIP seeks applications from Ph.D candidates with high-quality, policy relevant research that will deepen understanding about conflict management, peacebuilding and other applicable security-related studies. USIP strongly prefers applications closely related to the USIP Issue Areas and/or research priorities of the Minerva Research Initiative.
Special consideration will be given to proposed research in the following areas*
• Strategic rivalry
• Violence and extremism in fragile states
• Global shocks
• American peacebuilding
Registration and Application Process
Applying for the Peace Scholar Fellowship competition is a two-step process.
1.) REGISTRATION: All applicants must register for this competition even if you have registered previously for another USIP competition. Register for an account at the fellowship/scholarship's web site.
2.) APPLICATION: After completing the registration, applicants must prepare and submit a complete application. Further instructions on completing the application are included in USIP’s online application system FLUXX. USIP does not provide status updates on submitted applications at any time.
Registration opens Thursday September 1, 2022
Registration closes Thursday October 6, 2022, at 4:00PM EDT
Application deadline Tuesday October 18, 2022, at 4:00PM EDT
Letters of Reference due Tuesday October 25, 2022, at 4:00PM EDT
Applications will be selected based on the strength of the proposed research and its potential to make original contributions to the field by addressing one of the key initiatives or research priorities listed in the links above. Applications that are not relevant to the priorities or issue areas of USIP or the Minerva Research Initiative will not be considered for the competition.
Peace Scholar Fellowship Details
USIP funds up to 18 Peace Scholars for a 10-month, non-residential fellowship. Peace Scholars receive stipends of up to $20,000 for the academic year, paid directly to the individual in three tranches. Peace Scholar awards may not be deferred.
for more information and to register for this fellowship, go to the scholarships'/fellowship's web site page.