From 1986 to today, USIP’s Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship program has supported research, writing and in-house advising on a wide variety of topics related to peace and violent conflict. The program's more than 320 past fellows have studied everything from the influence of Track Two diplomacy on U.S.-Russia relations to the effects of oil and other natural resources on prospects for peace.

The program supports targeted research, analysis and writing that is closely integrated with the work and priorities of the Institute, with high flexibility in terms of fellowship opportunities. Calls for fellowship applications affiliated with specific USIP centers and programs are issued throughout the year, and can be found on the Fellowship Program webpages, along with application directions and links to appropriate templates.

Senior Fellows are hosted by USIP centers, whose staff contribute to or determine the themes for the fellowship applications. Calls for fellowship applications affiliated with these specific USIP centers are issued on a rolling basis throughout the year, and can be found on the Senior Fellowship Program Application Process page, along with application instructions and links to related templates.

For more information regarding USIP’s application process, please consult the Senior Fellowship Application Process page and the guidelines for each specific fellowship opportunity.

Current Fellowship Opportunities

There are no current open fellowship opportunities. Future information about the 2020 competition will be posted to this page. Please continue to check for updates.

USIP is no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship competition, which were due by May 28, 2019, at 11:59pm EDT.