Fellowships & Scholarships

Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards non-residential Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students enrolled in U.S. universities and who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding. Between 1988 and 2016, USIP has awarded scholarships to some 265 pre-doctoral Peace Scholars, whose USIP scholarships supported writing and research for cutting-edge doctoral dissertations on international conflict and peacebuilding.

The Peace Scholarship program does not support pre-dissertation level graduate work, nor are doctoral students in non-US-based universities eligible.

U.S. citizenship is not a pre-requisite for an award.

The scholarships cannot support research focused on US domestic conflict and peacebuilding; research on U.S. government foreign policies, however, is eligible for support. Applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of international relations, peace and conflict studies and other related academic disciplines, as well as diplomacy and international policy-making, are strongly encouraged.


For more information, visit the USIP website.