Invites Submissions to the Peace Dissertation Prize: Deadline Extended

New Deadline: February 15, 2018

The United States Institute of Peace, in conjunction with the International Studies Association, is proud to announce the third annual Peace Dissertation Prize to be given for the best peace studies dissertation. The award honors an outstanding dissertation on the analysis of violent conflict, conflict resolution, peacemaking, or peacebuilding completed in a United States graduate program.

The annual prize, a $1000 cash award, will be announced and presented at the annual ISA meeting in April 2018. This award will be for dissertations accepted in that Academic year 2016/2017. The prize will be announced and awarded at ISA 2018 in San Francisco.

To be considered for this prize a dissertation must be completed at a US graduate institution and nominated by the head of the department in which the dissertation has been accepted. Each department may nominate no more than one dissertation. Submission should be sent to peacedissertation@usip.org and must include:

  • Nomination letter from department head
  • Prize candidate’s curriculum vitae (including contact information)
  • Dissertation

Past Dissertation Prize Recipients

Tanya B. Schwarz (2017), University of California, Irvine
“Instruments of the Divine? Faith-Based Organizations in International Politics”

Inken von Borzyskowski (2016), University of Wisconsin
“A Double-Edged Sword: International Influences on Election Violence”