Grants and Fellowships

USIP grants increase the breadth and depth of the Institute’s work by supporting peacebuilding projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, and civil society organizations.

In over twenty-five years of grantmaking, the Institute’s grant competitions have received almost 11,000 applications and awarded some 2,200 grants for research, training, education, Track II, media and other programs to prevent, manage, and resolve violent conflict and consolidate post-conflict peace, stability and development.  The Institute has provided funding to grantees located in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and in 87 countries around the world.

Over the past 30 years, the peacebuilding field has matured and consolidated.  It now requires a new focused investment in its conceptual and practical development.  Accordingly, the Institute has restructured its grantmaking to fund and support targeted opportunities to advance peacebuilding research and practice. The Institute’s Annual Grant Competition (AGC) has been replaced by focused grantmaking to support institutions that test and advance models of peacebuilding practice, and build the capacity of partners in conflict countries to implement and assess the effectiveness of creative peacebuilding strategies. 

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 2015-2015 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.”

Grant & Fellowship Opportunities Deadline Date Center Type
South and Central Asia Grant Ongoing Center for South and Central Asia Grant Opportunity
Middle East and North Africa Grant Ongoing Center for the Middle East and Africa Grant Opportunity
Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program Dec 12, 2014 5pm EST Center for Applied Research on Conflict Fellowship Opportunity
Africa Grant May 26, 2014 Center for the Middle East and Africa Grant Opportunity