Application Details

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Registration for the competition closes on Sept. 23, and all completed applications are due Oct. 14.
up to $20,000, paid in three installments.

Can be used for

Academic Year
12 weeks or longer


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This fellowship does not support pre-dissertation level graduate work. There are restrictions on eligibility based on research focused on U.S. domestic conflict and policy; refer to the award website for details.


The United States Institute of Peace’s Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship awards funds to students writing doctoral dissertations of topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding. The competition opens in September and closes in November each year, with awarded fellowships lasting for 10 months beginning the following September. The program typically awards between 12 and 18 scholarships per year, and applicants from under-represented groups within the field of international relations, peace and conflict studies, international policy-making, and other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. See award website for detailed application scoring rubric. USIP has also partnered with the Minerva Research Initiative for other fellowships, and the two programs share an application.


United States Institute of Peace

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020