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 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.

The Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program is being redesigned. During this time, we will not accept applications to the Senior Fellowship Program.

Over the past 25 years, the Jennings Randolph Program has fostered new understandings of conflict and peacebuilding through support for about 325 Senior Fellows, including Army Fellows and Post-Doctoral Fellows through the TAPIR Program (Transatlantic Post-Doctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security), as well as some 250 pre-doctoral Peace Scholars, whose USIP scholarships supported writing and research for cutting-edge doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peacebuilding.


  • Former Senior Fellow Namrata Goswami (2012-2013) published an SSPC Issue Brief (Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (New Delhi), “Northeast Asia: Emerging Scenarios”.
  • Former Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow Zheng Wang (2010-2011) is a co-winner of this year’s Yale H. Ferguson Book Prize for “the book that most advances the vibrancy of international studies as a pluralist discipline published in 2012”, for Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and International Relations. The Japanese version will come out this May.
  • Current Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow Alan Kuperman spoke at a March 14 event at Cato Institute, "Did Military Intervention in Libya Succeed?" [Video]
  • Current Senior Fellow Alan Kuperman’s policy brief, “How Not to Intervene,” was published by Harvard University.
  • Former Senior Fellow (2011-2012) James Savage has won the Aaron B. Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in the field of public financial management. The award was presented by the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, one of the highest honors someone working in the area of public budgeting and finance can receive. His book, based on his research project at USIP, "Reconstructing Iraq’s Budgetary Institutions: Coalition State Building After Saddam", is scheduled to be published by Cambridge University Press in December.