USIP’s Peace Scholar Fellowship program awards non-residential fellowships to PhD candidates enrolled in U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics broadly related to conflict management, peacebuilding and relevant security studies. Since 1988, the program has supported the dissertations of 371 young 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 relating to topics on peace and security studies. Currently, the program awards up to 18 scholarships 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.
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October 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT
All Countries are eligible.
Scholarship Study Location
Participating Institutions in the United States
Postgraduate Studies (PhD)
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
To be considered for the USIP Peace Scholar Fellowship 2023, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must be enrolled in an institution based in the United States.
- Applicants must be physically available in the United States as online and satellite programmes are not supported.
- Applicants must be a Ph.D. candidate with high-quality, policy relevant research that will deepen understanding about conflict management, peacebuilding and other applicable security-related studies.
- Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.
Number of Scholarships
About 18 Scholarships are awarded annually.
Value of Scholarship
Half fee waiver (50%) is available for postgraduate courses and for each year of an undergraduate degree.
A package of incentives is to be confirmed, but will include
- the opportunity to become an alumni ambassador back in your home country
- a programme of events which aims to enhance your learning and social experience with fellow scholars
- a Sheffield Hallam University hoodie
Successful scholars will be expected to represent Sheffield Hallam University through various activities during the academic year and after graduation.
The scholarship extends to cover the entire duration of the programme.
All applications and documents related to this competition will be entered and stored in the FLUXX secure online portal. USIP uses the FLUXX Award Application System to manage the Peace Scholar Fellowship competition.
Applying to the Peace Scholar competition is a two-step process.
1. Registering for a FLUXX account
Applicants must first register for a FLUXX account in order to access the application system.
- Open the FLUXX registration page at https://usip.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new.
- 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.
If you do not receive login credentials within 48 business hours, please email PeaceScholarFellows@usip.org.
2. Creating and submitting an application
Once an applicant receives login credentials, they may begin the Peace Scholar application.
- Open the FLUXX application page at https://usip.fluxx.io.
- 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.