From 1986 through 2015, USIP’s Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship program 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. In response to the maturing field of peacebuilding and in order to make efficient use of Institute, the Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship program has been restructured.
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, 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. Senior Fellowships will generally be hosted by USIP Centers, whose staff will also be responsible for determining the themes on which Concept Notes or applications will be requested. Calls for applications or concept notes for fellowship opportunities will be posted on a rolling basis. For more regarding USIP’s application process, please consult specific fellowship opportunity guidelines and our Fellowship Application Process page.
In addition to the Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program, whose winners go through a competitive application review process, the Institute also hosts two 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.
- On December 9, 2015, Current TAPIR Fellow Sofia Sebastian and USIP President Nancy Lindborg published an OpEd, “Saving U.N. Peacekeeping: High Stakes for the U.S.” in the online journal The Hill.
- Former Senior Fellow Marc Sommers (2009-2010) has published a new book,The Outcast Majority: War, Development and Youth in Africa (University of Georgia Press).
- Former Senior Fellow Christina Murray (2011-2012) is a 2014 member of the eight-person UN Standby Team. Established in 2008, the Standby Team is a group of full-time mediation experts that can be rapidly deployed to provide technical advice to United Nation’s officials and others leading mediation and conflict prevention efforts.
- On September 9, 2014, former Senior Fellow Namrata Goswami (2012-2013) published an Issue Brief with SSPC (The Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict): The “Myth” behind China’s Territorial Claims: Implications for Northeast India.
- In April 2014, former Senior Fellow Jelke Boesten (2011-2012) published a book based on her fellowship project, Sexual Violence during War and Peace: Gender, Power, and Post-Conflict Justice in Peru.