The USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship partners with the Minerva Research Initiative to support additional fellowships relating to topics on peace and security studies. Currently, the program awards up to 18 scholarships per year, and awards support both research and writing stages of work on dissertations.
Applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in the field of international relations, peace and conflict studies, security studies, and other related academic disciplines, as well as diplomacy and international policymaking, are strongly encouraged.
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
Method of Application
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.
- Registration opened: 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
Application Deadline: October 6, 2022
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