USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program 2024
The USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program 2024 is accepting applications from adequately qualified individuals interested in enhancing their skills in conflict management, peace building, and pertinent security studies. Postgraduate candidates may enroll in this program.
This fellowship is an opportunity awarded to qualified postgraduate applicants from across the globe. This program is sponsored by United States Institute of Peace and Minerva Research Initiative and hosted by US Institutions. The program is supported by the United States Institute of Peace and awards up to 18 scholarships per year as well as support 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 are strongly encouraged to apply.
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an American federal institution tasked with promoting conflict resolution and prevention worldwide. It provides research, analysis, and training to individuals in diplomacy, mediation, and other peace-building measures. Following years of proposals for a national peace academy, USIP was established in 1984 by congressional legislation signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. It is officially nonpartisan and independent, receiving funding only through a congressional appropriation to prevent outside influence. The institute is governed by a bipartisan board of directors with 15 members, which must include the secretary of defense, the secretary of state, and the president of the National Defense University. The remaining 12 members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
The Minerva Initiative is a research program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that provides grants to sustain university-based, social science studies on areas of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. The program looks to tap into the community of area specialists and other university researchers, particularly those who work on Islam, Iraq, China, and related areas. Since its establishment in 2008, the Department of Defense has awarded over 70 grants to private researchers. Grants are awarded on an annual basis for research projects that typically last three years. In 2011 the DoD hosted the first annual Minerva Conference. The event has since become an annual gathering in September for Minerva researchers, DoD keynote speakers, and scholars to highlight the most relevant research conducted through the program’s support.
Fellowship Sponsor(s): United States Institute of Peace and Minerva Research Initiative
Host Institution: US Institutions
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level: Postgraduate
Nationality: All Nationalities
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program 2024:
- Applicants must be a PhD. candidate with high-quality, policy relevant research that will deepen understanding about conflict management, peace building and other applicable security-related studies.
- Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.
Application Procedures for the 2024/2025 USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship Program (how to apply):
Interested applicants for the USIP Peace Scholar fellowship Program are to first register for a FLUXX account in order to access the application system by following the steps below:
- Open the FLUXX registration page
- Click “Register for an account” on the right side of the page.
- Select “Peace Scholars” as the competition type.
- Indicate whether you would like to be considered for either a USIP-funded Peace Scholar fellowship or a Minerva-funded Peace and Security Fellowship, or no preference.
- After completing the form, select “Submit Request.”
Within 24 business hours, applicants will receive a FLUXX confirmation email containing a username and password.
Applicants will then proceed to create and submit an application using the login credentials received by following the steps outlined thus:
- Open the FLUXX application page
- Enter the username and password sent in the FLUXX confirmation email.
- Click “Draft Applications” in the left toolbar to create a blank draft application.
- Begin entering information in the draft application. FLUXX does not auto-save so be sure to save your work often.
- Check your work before submitting your application. Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be edited or changed.
Application Deadline: November 16, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT
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