Peace Scholars

The JR Program for International Peace awards scholarships to doctoral candidates at U.S. universities researching and writing dissertations with clear relevance for policy and practice in the field of internationalpeacebuilding and conflict management. Dissertation projects in all disciplines are welcome. Proposals should be consistent with the Institute’s mandate 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 its resolution, apply to other regions and cases, or both. Peace Scholars carry out their fellowship work at their universities or other sites appropriate to their research. They are expected to devote full attention to their work and provide periodic reports to the Institute. Peace Scholars may be invited to give a presentation at the Institute and to participate in Institute workshops, conferences, and other activities. Citizens of any country may apply. Applicants must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs (for example, Ph.D., S.J.D., Ed.D., Th.D.) in accredited universities in the United States. Successful candidates must have completed all course work and examinations towards their doctoral degrees by the time their fellowships begin. Each year the program awards approximately 10 Peace Scholar Fellowships. Awards are currently set at $20,000 for 10 months and are paid directly to the individual. Awards may not be deferred. They generally may not be combined with any other major award or fellowship except in special circumstances and with the written approval of the institute. The application deadline is Friday, December 11, 2015.