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Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program 2016

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Last date to apply

December 11, 2015

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About Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship

  • The United States Institute of Peace invites application for the 2016-17 Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program. 
  • The Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships awards scholarships to students enrolled in U.S. universities who are researching and writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding.
  • USIP is dedicated to supporting advanced research from top academics in a variety of fields that contribute to a wider understanding of how to manage conflict and build sustainable peace effectively.
  • Each year the program awards approximately five to six Peace Scholar Fellowships.
  • Duration: Fellowships last for 10 months, starting in September.

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Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age Those enrolled in a recognized Doctoral Program in US Universities
  • Nationality: People of all Nationalities are eligible to participate
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate must be enrolled in recognized doctoral programs 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.

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Reward

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Reward

Selected candidates are paid $20,000 per academic year and they are directly paid to the individual.

Responsibilities of the Peace Scholar

  • 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, to work with Institute staff to present their work on the USIP website via an interview with a USIP staff member or their own writing, and/or to participate in Institute workshops, conferences and other activities.

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Application form and Process

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply Online at the official website before December 11, 2015, at 6:00 p.m./18:00 EST.
  • Interested candidates will have to forward three letters of reference.
  • The deadline for letters of reference is one week later than for applications i.e. Friday, December 18, 2015.

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Selection Process

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Selection Process

The applications received go through a rigorous, multi-stage review that includes consideration by independent experts and professional staff at the Institute.

The final authority for decisions about Peace Scholar awards rests with the Institute’s Board of Directors.

Selection Criteria

  • Project significance
  • Policy and/or practitioner relevance
  • Project Design
  • Potential as a Peace Scholar

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Address

United States Institute of Peace 
2301 Constitution Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20037

Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace Scholarship Contact Details

Tel: 202-457-1700
Fax: 202-429-6063

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