USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship – Apply Now!

Applications are ongoing for the USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program 2023. The award is offered by the United State Institute of Peace to Ph.D. Candidates enrolled in U.S. Universities, and currently working on their doctoral dissertations.USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship

The dissertation topics must be broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding, and relevant security studies. The USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship has supported dissertations of about 371 young scholars since 1988, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, higher education, and policy making.

USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship

This scholars fellowship program partners with the Minerva Research Initiative to support additional fellowships relating to topics on peace and security studies. The program presently awards up to 18 scholarships per year, and awards support both the research and writing stages of work on dissertations.

Detail of USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program

  • Programme Type: Postgraduate
  • Host Organization: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
  • Course to study: Not specified
  • Gender: Men and Women
  • Application Deadline: October 6, 2022
  • Number of Awards: 18
  • Opening: The 2023-24 Peace Scholar Fellowship competition opened on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
  • Target: All 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, including diplomacy and international policymaking, are highly encouraged.

About United States Institute of Peace(USIP)

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a federal institution in America vested with the responsibility of promoting conflict resolution and prevention worldwide. USIP provides research, analysis, and training to individuals in diplomacy, mediation, and other peace-building measures.

Also, USIP was founded in 1984 by Congressional legislation signed into law by President Ronald Reagan after years of proposals for a national “peace academy”.

USIP is a nonpartisan institution and independent body, receiving funding only through a congressional appropriation.

Benefits of USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program

  • Up to 18 Peace Scholars will be funded by USIP for a period of 10-month, non-residential fellowship.
  • The successful peace Scholars will receive stipends of up to $20,000 for the academic year, this fund will be paid directly to the individual in three tranches.

Note: The USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship awards may not be deferred.

How to Apply for USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship 2023/2024?

Are you Interested? Ensure that you meet the requirements below before submitting your application.

Eligibility Criteria  for USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program Qualification

  • The USIP Peace Scholar fellowship is open to Ph.D. candidates enrolled in U.S. universities. The candidates must have successfully completed the mandatory classwork and any required comprehensive exams.
  • To be eligible to apply, the candidates must not be U.S. citizens, but must be Ph.D. students studying in the United States.
  • Those not eligible to apply are Students at international and satellite universities
  • Ideal applicants must be Ph.D. candidates at the time of application.
  • The USIP program is not open to Master’s students or other students pursuing graduate coursework
  • No age requirement for Peace Scholars.

Documents Required for Application

To apply for USIP Peace Scholar fellowship 2023, ensure to make ready the following documents;

  • Confirmation note of eligibility, must be a Ph.D. candidate
  • Personal and contact information
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Bibliography
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional links to publications.

Application Deadline

October 6, 2022



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