How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program! The United States Institute of Peace is dedicated to supporting advanced research from top academics in a variety of fields that contribute to a wider understanding of how to manage conflict and build sustainable peace effectively.

Current Peace Scholar, Yelena Biberman, at a seminar on “Understanding Pakistan” with Indian and Pakistani scholars and government officials in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Each year the program awards approximately ten Peace Scholar Fellowships. Fellowships last for 10 months, starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country. Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome.

Beginning in 2015, the program will award 4-7 Peace Scholar Fellowships. The fellowships last for 10 months, starting in September. Fellowships are open to citizens of any country and dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome.

The 2014-2015 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.