USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship 2024/2025 Application Form

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USIP’s Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to PhD candidates enrolled at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to conflict management, peacebuilding and security studies.

Since 1988, the program has supported the dissertations of 408 scholars, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in research, higher education, and policy making. This program partners with the Minerva Research Initiative to support additional fellowships. Currently, the program awards up to 18 fellowships per year, and awards support both research and writing stages of work on dissertations.

Applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in the field of international relations, peace and conflict studies, security studies, and other related academic disciplines, as well as diplomacy and international policymaking, are strongly encouraged.


  • Peace Scholar fellows receive a stipend of up to $20,000, paid directly to the fellow in three tranches.


  • Open to Ph.D. candidates enrolled at U.S. universities who have successfully completed all required classwork and comprehensive exams.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. They must be Ph.D. candidates currently enrolled at a U.S. university. Students at international and satellite universities are not eligible.
  • Master’s students or other students pursuing graduate coursework are not eligible to apply.
  • There is no age requirement for Peace Scholars.


Peace Scholar fellows carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research. Peace Scholars are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide the following:

  • Participate in-person at the annual Peace Scholar workshop in Washington, D.C. in the fall;
  • Submit quarterly dissertation progress reports to be signed by the dissertation advisor;
  • Submit updates for the USIP Peace Scholar seasonal newsletter;
  • Participate in two virtual roundtable discussions;
  • Submit a copy of your  completed and committee approved dissertation to USIP;
  • Submit copies of any other publications, including articles and books, resulting from the fellowship.

How To Apply

The application includes the following sections:

  • A confirmation of your eligibility, must be a Ph.D. candidate enrolled at a U.S. university.
  • Your personal and contact information
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Bibliography
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional links to publications

Letters of recommendation are due within one week of the application deadline. All letters of recommendation for the 2024-25 Peace Scholar competition must be submitted by 4:00 PM EDT Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship.

Deadline for Submission: November 28, 2023

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