2018-2019 Peace Scholars

Since 1988, The Jennings Randolph Peace Scholars program has supported the dissertations of roughly 265 young scholars, most of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, teaching and policy making. This annual award program now partners with the Minerva Research Initiative to offer additional pre-doctoral fellowships on peace and security topics. USIP’s Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship program has supported research, writing and in-house advising on a wide variety of topics related to peace and conflict, from Track Two Diplomacy and its influence on US-Russia relations to oil and conflict, through over 315 ten-month, residential fellowships to date. The Institute also hosts Military Fellows serving in a Senior Service College Fellowship capacity and Post-Doctoral Fellows via the Transatlantic Post-Doctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) Program.

Applying for a Peace Scholarship is a two-step process including registration and application. 

Registration for the 2019/2020 Peace Scholar has been extended to Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:00 pm, EST.

Credentials will be sent to you to access the application portal. NOTE: It can take up to 72 hours to receive access to the application portal, so please register early.

All completed applications are due on Sunday, November 28, 2018 at 11:00pm ET. The application portal will close at that time and you will no longer be able to access your application. 

Three letters of recommendation must be attached to your application and submitted in the FLUXX application system by Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:00 m EST.

One letter is from your dissertation advisor, and two are from professors. 

Letters sent via email will not be accepted.

Fellowships at USIP

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program

The Senior Fellowship program supports targeted research, analysis and writing that is more closely integrated with the work of the Institute, with greater flexibility in terms of application opportunities, than previously.

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

USIP’s Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards non-residential Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities and who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding.

Affiliated USIP Fellowships

Each year USIP offers a limited number of additional fellowship opportunities focusing on specific issue areas and/or conflict zones outstanding scholars, policymakers and other professionals who work in areas that advance our understanding of issues central to USIP’s mandate. Please see our How to Apply for a Peace Scholarship page for more information about the application.