Fellowship Eligibility

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows are residential fellowships at USIP headquarters in Washington, DC. The competition seeks senior experts who have worked in conflict settings and have notable experience in research, practice, or policy. Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows will conduct research and write in their areas of expertise while engaging with experts at USIP headquarters and in the field. Former senior fellows are eligible to reapply for Senior Fellowships four years after their previous Senior Fellowship. Fellowships may not be used to cover tuition or other costs related to obtaining a degree. For information about USIP fellowship support for dissertation research and writing, please visit the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Program page.

Registration and Application Process

All applicants must register for this competition through USIP's online application portal. To ensure your application is received, you must register for this specific competition—Jennings Randolph Senior Fellows—even if you have previously applied to other competitions at USIP.

Current Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Competition (2021): Reinvigorating Multilateral Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Request for Applications

This Request for Applications seeks research that strengthens our understanding of how multilateral institutions can be reformed to more effectively build and sustain peace. Priority will be given to research which identifies the factors impacting multilateral peacebuilding and conflict prevention and offers concrete recommendations to reform, rebuild, and sustain more effective institutions at the global and regional levels.

Further Information

For information or inquiries, please review our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the general email of the fellowship program at JenningsRandolphFellowships@usip.org or the contact information included with individual fellowship opportunities as they are posted.