Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Collaboration

Security is an implicit aspect of peace. Recognizing an overlap of topical interests, Minerva has joined the United States Institute of Peace to offer non-residential fellowships to doctoral candidates enrolled in U.S. universities conducting research for or writing up their doctoral dissertations, and an early career scholar award for alumnae/alumni on topics related to peace, conflict, security, and stability. These awards compliment the success of USIP’s Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace to expand support for advanced graduate students and create opportunities for ongoing support and engagement.

The Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship (DFF) seeks to support PhD candidates working on dissertations in USIP and Minerva’s focus areas that are in the research and fieldwork stage of their dissertation. Only applicants who will spend a significant amount of their fellowship doing fieldwork will be considered.

The Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Write-up Fellowship (DWF) seeks to support PhD candidates working on dissertations in USIP and Minerva’s focus areas that are in the writing stage of their dissertation.

The Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Early Career Scholar Award (ECSA) seeks to support scientific research by early career scholars working on topics in USIP and Minerva’s focus areas, using qualitative and quantitative methods that are often financially and logistically difficult for early career scholars but can be crucial to grounding their research and increasing real-time relevance to policy. The ECSA will be open to alumnae/alumni of the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Fellowship and the Minerva-USIP Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships (DFF or DWF) who are within 10 years of receiving their PhDs and are pre-tenure. Non-academics are eligible.

Guidelines and submission information for the next round of awards will be posted when posted when available, late-summer, with deadlines for receiving material expected to be November 2018.

2017-18 Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Scholars