Following an Institute-wide restructuring process, The Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program is being redesigned. We expect to announce a new program format in the next months. We are happy to announce that the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Program will continue, and applications for 2015-2016 will be accepted from July 1, 2014, with a deadline of Friday, December 12, 2014, 5:00 EST. Winners of the 2014-2015 competition will be announced in the coming weeks. The Institute will continue to host Military Fellows and Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) Program.”

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.

Jennings Randolph Military Fellowship Program

Each year the JR Program welcomes several army officers serving in a Senior Service College Fellowship capacity. Officers selected as fellows at USIP have extensive military experience and/or responsibility for civil-military relations Learn more about the work of former Military Fellows [PDF]


Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program

The Jennings Randolph Program wishes to inform potential applicants to the 2014-2015 Senior Fellowship Program that, due to restructuring and new strategic priorities within the U.S. Institute of Peace, we are suspending the senior fellowship program for 2014-2015 and are not accepting any new applications at this time. Please contact Lili Cole at ecole@usip.org if you have general questions.


The Jennings Randolph (JR) Senior Fellowship Program has provided scholars, policy analysts, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to spend time in residence at the Institute, reflecting and writing on pressing international peace and security challenges.


Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

We are delighted to announce that the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship program, which awards scholarships to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities researching and writing dissertations with clear relevance for policy and practice in the field of international peacebuilding and conflict management, is being continued. The class of 2014-2015 has been selected and an announcement of the winners will be made shortly.

Between 1988 and 2014, USIP awarded scholarships to some 250 pre-doctoral Peace Scholars, whose USIP scholarships supported writing and research for cutting-edge doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peacebuilding.

Fellowship Opportunities Deadline Date Center
Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program December 12, 2014 Center for Applied Research on Conflict