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Jennings Randolph Peace Dissertation Fellowship - United States Institute of Peace

The JR Program for International Peace awards Peace Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to peace, conflict and international security.

Proposals from all disciplines and on a wide range of topics related to peacebuilding are welcome, but there are several criteria which, if met, that will strengthen proposals. First, please note that proposals should be consistent with the Institute’s Mission and present a research agenda with clear relevance to policy issues. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single-case studies will be competitive if they focus on conflict and conflict resolution and/or apply to other regions and cases around the world, or both. To be competitive, applicants must make persuasive links between theoretical, practical and policy orientations, and between their projects and the Mission and work of the United States Institute of Peace.

Citizens of any country may apply but must be enrolled in a doctoral program in a U.S. university. Students must be ABD by the time their fellowship begins. Awards are set at $20,000 per year.


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Doctoral student - require ABD status at start of award

Award Type:
Dissertation Completion Grant
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:
International conflict management and peacebuilding

Last Updated:
July 10, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17