Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

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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.

The 2015-2016 Peace Scholarship fellowship competition is now OPEN. The application deadline is Friday, December 12, 2014 by 5:00pm/17:00 EST. To start the application, please click on the “Apply Now” button below:

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If you are considering applying to the program next year, please read our Eligibility Requirements and Competition Process and the components of the fellowship application.

Additionally, please read our Components of a Successful Proposal for insights about how to make your application as strong as possible.


  • Former Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar (2004-2005) Severine Autesserre has published a new book with Cambridge Press, "Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention".
  • Former Peace Scholar Michelle Bellino (2012-2013) has received her PhD from Harvard University and accepted a teaching position at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
  • Former Peace Scholar Sheena Chestnut Greitens (2011-2012) has been a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University and will become joint the faculty at the University of Missouri in Fall 2014.
  • Former Peace Scholar Milli Lake (2012-2014) finished her dissertation at the University of Washington and is joining the faculty at Arizona State University's Department of Politics and Global Studies in Fall 2014.