USIP Fellowship programs support research, analysis and writing on urgent issues of conflict prevention, conflict management and peacebuilding by outstanding individuals with subject and regional expertise and experience critical to the work of the Institute.
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. In the past, via an annual competition, 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. Beginning in 2015, the Senior Fellowship program will support targeted research, analysis and writing that is more closely integrated with the work of the Institute than previously and more flexible in terms of duration, residency, and application opportunities. Calls for applications or concept notes for fellowship opportunities will be posted on a rolling basis. 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.
In response to the maturing field of peacebuilding and in order to make efficient use of Institute resources, the Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship program has been restructured. The Fellowship program now supports targeted research and analysis that is more closely integrated with the work of the Institute, with greater flexibility in terms of application opportunities, than previously. Calls for Concept Notes or applications for fellowships affiliated with specific USIP centers and programs will be issued throughout the year instead of once annually, and can be found on the Fellowship Program webpages, along with application directions and links to appropriate templates.
The Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Program will continue to have an annual application process with a December deadline.