The U.S. Institute of Peace is a premier resource for scholars, policymakers and practitioners in the field. At USIP's global headquarters, experts from many disciplines and perspectives advance the Institute’s thought leadership and foster rich communities of practice. USIP’s efforts improve policy and practice to more effectively prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict. Established in 1988, USIP’s Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship Program is a foundational component of the Institute’s peacebuilding mission.

An integral part of USIP’s research efforts, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows help to develop and advance knowledge, peacebuilding tools and policy recommendations for more effective strategy, policy and programs that build sustainable peace.

Senior Fellows are hosted by USIP centers, whose staff contribute to or determine the themes for the fellowship applications. Fellows will be expected to work extensively with USIP’s experts on this theme and to contribute original work in the form of research, publications, blogs, and expert panels.

Registration for the 2020 competition is closed. Applicants who have registered for an account must submit a completed application by Monday, March 30, 12:00pm EST.