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U.S. Institute of Peace Collaboration

Minerva has joined the United States Institute of Peace to offer several programs for researchers at US universities working on topics related to peace, conflict, security, and stability. 

The Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship (DFF) is a non-residential fellowship that seeks to support PhD candidates in US universities 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.

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 call for applications for the 2019-2020 Peace Scholars competition is open, but requires pre-registration to apply. Registration closes in November 4, 2018 at 11pm EST. Click here for more information. 


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